Jamaica

Top 10 reasons to indicate you’re a real runner

I hate it when someone says to me, “oh…you like to jog”.  I DON’T jog.  With gritted teeth I gently correct them:  “I’m a runner”.  So what’s the difference?  Here are the top 10 things that differentiate joggers from runners: You know you’re a runner if you speed up when you see another runner in front of you while you’re on your long slow distance run If you like running in the cold ...[Read More]

Staying cool and hydrated at the Reggae Marathon

One of the biggest challenges running any marathon is to stay properly hydrated.  If you’re coming from the cooler climates of the northern USA, the UK or Europe, hydration is even more important.  I had the same concern last year before I ran my first Reggae Marathon and even though I read about the bagged water and Gatorade, I still over prepared.  Yes that’s me in the picture below ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon gets endorsement from The Heart Foundation of Jamaica

The Jamdammers received an endorsement from The Heart Foundation of Jamaica for staging the Reggae Marathon. Very cool. I especially love the line, “Run for your life”. According to Deborah Chen, Executive Director of the Foundation, “We applaud the work of the Jamdammers; the continued growth of Reggae Marathon is a testament to their commitment to provide world-class road races and i ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon, “Once you go, you’ll know”, by Bob Moore, Washington Running Report

The Reggae Marathon is in its 10th, and what looks to be its best year. It’s held every year on the 1st Saturday in December and runs on December4th this year.  Diane Ellis, Sponsor Director and Administrator of the Reggae Marathon, reminded me that the Reggae Marathon has a program that gives one FREE entry to any of the 3 Reggae Marathon events, in Negril, Jamaica. This is an opportunity f ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon race update from Race Director, Alfred Francis

Alfred “Frano” Francis, Race Director for the Reggae Marathon is ‘super pumped up’ about this year’s event in Negril.  And why not, Reggae Marathon is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it looks to be a fantastic event! We caught up with Frano recently for an update on this year’s event.  “We are excited about the number of entries for Reggae Marathon 2010” Frano stated.  “Registered runners are ...[Read More]

The Reggae Marathon Run… Respect!

Respect! That is the answer to a frequently asked question from out-of-Jamaica runners about how to handle the temperature at the Reggae Marathon. For most runners from USA and England, training at home for warmer Negril temperature in December is a challenge. Some tips: 1. Plan to run a little slower. 2. Hydrate. Take advantage of the bag water and Gatorade at every mile aid station. 3. Wear a ha ...[Read More]