A huge crowd came out to the Selden hills on a 29* morning to celebrate the 500th member running our 10K hills course! An additional 11 newbies joined our Ms. 500, Evi Scapellati, to send us on our way to our next 500! Cheers to you all!!!
I just want to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome today. I must confess the hills are quite intimidating. I ran the course a couple of summers ago with one of your warriors and thought this is not for me AT ALL! Feeling a bit stronger and a few pounds lighter I figured it was time to revisit this hills challenge so I decided to actually join the group and put forth my best effort. By the grace of the stars alignment I was tagged your 500th member. Now I know it was my time to join you wonderful CRAZY people who love this sport like I do! Thank you Lou and Nancy for making this tough run today sooo worth it!! -Evi Scapellati via Facebook
On Tuesday, March 18th NYRR.org featured an ecstatic Michelle Homan approaching the finish line of the 2013 NYC Marathon. Tuesday marked the last day for guaranteed entry or lottery entry for the 2014 marathon.
Our very own Kelly Gibbons has been chosen by Women’s Health Magazine as one of their “Action Heroes” for the next year. She is one of 20 something women chosen nationally to be part of this amazing group of health and fitness minded women. Along with promoting the magazine, they will be part of spreading the word on the Run Ten Feed Ten foundation which helps fight hunger right here in our own community through the Run Ten Feed Ten 10k races and fun runs.
This is going to be a very exciting year ahead and I hope to share the journey with each and every one of you! XOXO – Kelly
Lou LaFleur, who has been an active club memeber since 1999, is a member of the GLIRC racing tream, a Runsmart developmental program coach, a volunteer at many club events; is the Volunteer Coordinator of the Greenbelt Trail 50K; and is the organizer/director of the 300 member Selden Hills running group.
As the sun rose over the hills of the 7 sisters in Selden on Sunday morning August 11th, dozens of runners started to gather in the parking lot of the now closed Selden Thrift. They were about to embark on an adventure that would break new ground on our 10K training course. A chat about possibly doing 3 loops of the course consecutively several weeks ago was now becoming a reality!