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RACE START: Dec 2 2017, 5:15 AM

Does hill running make you faster? Training tips from Runners Stride

As many runners are now in the early stages of their seasons, I thought I would write something on hill running. Common perception would lead us to believe that running hills makes us stronger, but how does that relate to running speed? There are actually a lot of questions that surround running hills. For example: If hill running makes you stronger does that mean you are faster too? If I can run ...[Read More]

Heinz Simonitsch School Key Club Fund raising at the 2010 Reggae Marathon!

“Singing in the Rain”.  At the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party last December as we huddled under the thatched hut to wait out the rain shower, I met a group of kids from Heinz Simonitsch School Key Club who really were singing in the rain.  They were running in the Reggae Marathon as a fund raising project.  I was impressed with their energy and passion.  Here is the letter I received from Camel Ferna ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon in the top 10 list of marathons in the world once again

“Reggae Marathon…one of the world’s top 10 marathons”!  But we knew that didn’t we.  Emile Leiba, president of the Jamdammers Running Club was thrilled when he heard the announcement:  “It’s a great way to kick off the Reggae Marathon campaign for 2011”. Fresh from the 10th anniversary celebrations in December, the Jamdammers running Club of Kingston organizers of Reggae Marathon, half Marat ...[Read More]

Taking a break from the Reggae Marathon

I never thought I’d ever say those words about the Reggae Marathon.  For the past 18 months I’ve talked about nothing but the Reggae Marathon whenever I’ve talked about running:  from planning my first Reggae Marathon in 2009 through the 10th anniversary Reggae Marathon last month in Negril.  But as Diane…and my super supportive wife, Sally…advised recently, “It’ time for a break ...[Read More]