Reggae Marathon

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]

Olympian Carrie Tollefson at Reggae Marathon 2010

It rained Friday night at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party but it did not dampen the vibe. In fact at the press briefing that evening the buzz intensified because we all had to jam into the media tent. One of the people I had the opportunity to meet was Olympian Carrie Tollefson. She and her husband were in Negril for the Reggae Marathon of course (she ran in the 10 K). I loved the opportunity to r ...[Read More]

The top 7 reasons why running is better than…

There are so many reasons why running is better than… where do I start?  Here are my top 7: You always finish tired and happy You can do it with your clothes on Running increases your heart rate You can run and think You can run by yourself You can stop and walk while running Running clears your head There you have it.  My top 7 reasons why running is better than…sleep!  What did you t ...[Read More]

Only 359 days to Reggae Marathon 2011 in Negril, Jamaica

OK, maybe I’m overanxious about the Reggae Marathon but what’s not to love…and look forward to. Last week we got to catch up with Reggae Marathon friends we met in 2009 and trade war stories.   We also made new friends from Atlanta, Maine and get this, Japan! Staying at our hotel was a mid-70’s year old gentleman, Niida Akira who traveled all the way from Chiba, Japan just ...[Read More]

Timmi Burrell live on stage at the Reggae Marathon Victory Party

What would the Reggae Marathon be without a party?  It starts Friday night at the Pasta Party at Couples Swept Away.  Make sure you stop by the Media tent just inside the Sporting Complex entrance and say hi.  I’ll be there from 3 pm on Friday afternoon.  On Saturday morning the party continues with the torch light start at 5:15 am.  All the running and walking events start at the same time:  the ...[Read More]

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]

What’s it like to run in Negril in December in the Reggae Marathon?

How hot is it?  Because we get runners from the northern United States, the UK and Europe, that’s likely the most frequently asked question about the Reggae Marathon.   Yes it’s warmer than northern climates…that’s the reason you’re coming to Negril…but the Reggae Marathon race organizers are well prepared to help you get through it successfully. Let’s deal with the temperature.  Negri ...[Read More]