2015 Inaugural Run for the Hill of It Race Recap

2015 Inaugural Run for the Hill of It Race Recap

2015 Inaugural Run for the Hill of It Race Recap

Where do I begin?

Yesterday’s event was even better that I imagined! The enthusiasm and excitement of all involved was apparent from 6AM right through the finish! A tremendous job by the RaceAwesome team and all the volunteers….many who are SHW’s themselves which made the race even more special.

There were too many terrific individual performances to recount here. Those who were there witnessed every one of them. So what I would like to do to recap this race is provide an overall picture of how our group as a whole did on our home course.

For starters I counted 112 SHW’s competing out of the 233 finishers. That’s 48% of the total. So we were WELL represented for sure!!
Secondly, the top 9 women…that’s NINE! Overall were Selden hillbillies!! Fabulous job ladies!!!
18 of the first 21 women to cross the finish line were Warriors and 21 of the top 32 men did the same.
The stat that jumped out at me the most however were all the age groups that we swept!! Even though awards were not handed out to third place I included third place finishes in the mix because that is what is traditionally done in road racing.
The women had 4 sweeps including the 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, and 55-59. Awesome job ladies!!!
The men had 3 sweeps of the age groups first through third. 35-39, 50-54 and 55-59. The 50-54 age group also went six deep with all of the men breaking the 50 minute mark!! How about that!!?

Finally 23 of the 28 awards handed out for the women were taken by Selden Hills Warriors. 21 of 33 were taken by the men. That’s 44 of the 61 awards overall in the race taken by the red and white!! 72% of the total.

And our two eldest Warriors Joe Lazzaro at age 70 and Helma Clavin at age 72 both took first with Joe doing so with a time of 53:50!!
Excellent job by all who were involved!!

Corey Roberts you should be proud of the job you and your staff did yesterday! And in speaking with you you have some even bigger and better ideas for next years race which is already scheduled for 8/21/16!!

Keep running them hills everyone!!!

Click here to view the Top 10 Male and Female SHW Finishers!

SELDEN HILLS RUN FOR THE HILL OF IT! 10K RECAP

SELDEN HILLS RUN FOR THE HILL OF IT! 10K RECAP

Where do I begin?

Yesterday’s event was even better that I imagined! The enthusiasm and excitement of all involved was apparent from 6AM right through the finish! A tremendous job by the Raceawesome team and all the volunteers….many who are SHW’s themselves which made the race even more special.
There were too many terrific individual performances to recount here. Those who were there witnessed every one of them. So what I would like to do to recap this race is provide an overall picture of how our group as a whole did on our home course.
For starters I counted 112 SHW’s competing out of the 233 finishers. That’s 48% of the total. So we were WELL represented for sure!!
Secondly, the top 9 women…that’s NINE! Overall were Selden hillbillies!! Fabulous job ladies!!!
18 of the first 21 women to cross the finish line were Warriors and 21 of the top 32 men did the same.
The stat that jumped out at me the most however were all the age groups that we swept!! Even though awards were not handed out to third place I included third place finishes in the mix because that is what is traditionally done in road racing.
The women had 4 sweeps including the 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, and 55-59. Awesome job ladies!!!
The men had 3 sweeps of the age groups first through third. 35-39, 50-54 and 55-59. The 50-54 age group also went six deep with all of the men breaking the 50 minute mark!! How about that!!?


Finally 23 of the 28 awards handed out for the women were taken by Selden Hills Warriors. 21 of 33 were taken by the men. That’s 44 of the 61 awards overall in the race taken by the red and white!! 72% of the total.


And our two eldest Warriors Joe Lazzaro at age 70 and Helma Clavin at age 72 both took first with Joe doing so with a time of 53:50!!
Excellent job by all who were involved!!


Corey Roberts you should be proud of the job you and your staff did yesterday! And in speaking with you you have some even bigger and better ideas for next years race which is already scheduled for 8/21/16!!


Keep running them hills everyone!!!

 

East Meets West Recap

Even a drab and rainy morning couldn’t keep us from having a great turnout for the Second Annual East Meets West Bi County Challenge!!

9 or so runners ventured in from across the county line to participate with us on the first leg of the two week event. Some have run the hills in the past and some had not. So we welcome newbies John Clifford and Bill Mazza to hillbilly nation! They were ably accompanied by veteran Selden Hills Warrior David Rockitter and I’m sure he regaled them with some war stories. I believe they said they ran the 10K course in 51 minutes so you know they were working hard!! Also running her first hills run in Selden was Sue Cunningham Fitzpatrick. Hope someone kept you from making a wrong turn Sue. That could be fatal!

Also coming in from Nassau was Linda Ottaviano, Joe Runner and Glenn Morse. Two who really can’t be called “newbies” even though they have not run the course since our group was formed in 2010 were Fred Von der Heydt and none other than Mike Polansky!! President of THE Greater Long Island Running Club!! These two gentlemen ran these hills back in the 1980’s and 1990’s when they trained alongside The Bohemia Track Club and The Middle Country Runners. So welcome back!! Hope Adirondack and Berkshire brought back fond memories (nightmares?) of training runs past.

I would like to acknowledge another runner from years gone by who has run the course with us in the past and has recently become a regular again and that is Helma Clavin. Helma is in her 70’s and is a LI running legend and it’s great to see her determination and grit on full display as she works the course!

We also had the December Warriors of the Month celebration with the honor going to Michael DiBartolo and Debra Miccio-Franchi who worked together all month to do what it took to take away the trophy. Make sure Mike gets a chance to take it out on the town a few times Deb!!

And we finished up by celebrating our January birthday warriors with some sweets compliments of Joanne Sharon Styles , Nancy Moritz LaFleur, Christine Thorp and Chris Mozer.

Hope all of you will be back to enjoy the hills again real soon!

4th Annual New Year’s Eve Run

Our 4th annual NYE Run was our biggest and best ever! Thank you all for coming out and contributing in so many ways! By running, providing grub and firewater, by contributing to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation on behalf of the slain NYPD officers and mostly for being there to support and be supported by your fellow Selden Hills Warriors.
A big cheer for our two Warriors of the Year, Joanne Sharon Styles and KC Brett!
Congrats to Yvonne Leippert who won the free entry to the Selden Hills 10K race on 3/29/15 compliments of raceawesome.com.


And welcome a bunch of newbies to our zany world!

And finally thanks to Alicia A Delano and Jeff Littwin for coming out on a very chilly morning to take pics of our event. You guys are the best!!

Have a wonderful new year with your families and hope to see most if not all of you back for more in 2015!!

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The Selden Hills 15K Challenge

Are you ready for the next challenge Warriors??

I have been running our 10K course for just shy of 4 years now. My Rich Hollmann interview a few weeks back peaked my interest in creating a more challenging course for those that are routinely conquering our hills doing doubles, triples and even 4 trips…a hills marathon!!…in order to continue to challenge themselves and improve their running ability.

Therefore in addition to our beloved 10K course I have created The Selden Hills 15K Challenge. Or what will be come to be known as the Selden Hills Slaughterhouse!

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