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Runners in the Dark

Runners in the Dark

We start Reggae Marathon in the dark.  Yes, the 5:15 am start time is pre-dawn by an hour or so.  That’s one of the unique features of Reggae Marathon and for us early morning runners, a good thing.  Torches light the way right at the start and streetlights provide additional illumination but take care for the first half hour or so.  Then as dawn slowly breaks, enjoy the sunrise over Negril! ...[Read More]

Happiness is…

Happiness is…

Happiness is… Going for long run early in the morning and watching the sun rise above the horizon A raised finger and subtle head nod as you pass a runner approaching you Running with nothing but running shoes, shorts and singlet.  And a hat if you must! Talking to running friends on Facebook and Instagram.  Love seeing and hearing about their exploits running and in races around the world A ...[Read More]

Runners – The Nicest People

Runners – The Nicest People

Runners really are the nicest people.  As a runner I’m definitely biased.  When we work up a sweat we work out the negative vibes leaving the goodness.  Ergo, runners are the nicest people!  That was in evidence again at the Mississauga Marathon Race Expo. If you are not familiar with the City of Mississauga in Canada, Google Maps will bring you up to speed.  Quickly though, Mississauga is a ...[Read More]

8 months to Reggae Marathon

8 months to Reggae Marathon

Just 8 months to Reggae Marathon!   I’m dreaming about Negril now…and great dreams they are: Hot, sunny beach bumming!  I’m an expert at this, “Red Stripe please”.  Lots of sunscreen though…have to practice safe tanning Nice early morning runs along the beach before and after Reggae Marathon…barefoot and splashing in the surf Running into the Caribbean aft ...[Read More]

Personal Best at the Tottori Marathon

Personal Best at the Tottori Marathon

Reggae Marathon has partnered with the Tottori Marathon in Japan for a few years now.  On March 11, Jamaica and Reggae Marathon were well represented in Japan at the 2018 Tottori Marathon.   Winthrope Wellington, from Travellers Beach Resort in Negril took on a hilly course on a chilly,  windy day.  Definitely not ‘Negril type’ weather conditions!  In those challenging conditions, Wint ...[Read More]

Running Forever

Running Forever

Some days on those tough runs it seems like I’m running forever.  Then all too suddenly it’s over.  What was all the fuss about?  These are a few recent sayings that keep me inspired: On those mornings when my head is shouting, “Just a few more minutes in bed’, this one gets me up.  It takes a few more minutes to get started, but afterwards it feels so fulfilling! The magic ...[Read More]

Heat and Hydration

Heat and Hydration

Heat and hydration:  Two things to prepare for at Reggae Marathon.  These are two questions we got asked recently.  With the right preparation, you can make it through any of our race events, the 10K, Half Marathon and of course the full Marathon.  In this video we lay out the steps to take to handle the heat and to hydrate properly: Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong ...[Read More]

Pasta Party 2017

Pasta Party 2017

Reggae Marathon Pasta Party 2017 was a night to remember.  It capped off a perfect day spent relaxing on the beach resting up for race day on Saturday.  Once again the participating hotel chefs and their teams laid on delicious varieties of pasta and salads…more than enough to do the traditional carbo load.  The Sliver Bird Orchestra was in fine form and put on a great show as dusk settled i ...[Read More]

Running Secrets

Running Secrets

Running secrets:  Shhh…don’t share with your non-running friends…they wouldn’t get it anyway! The biggest running secret?  Get up and go! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web Site To register for Reggae Marathon, Sunday, December 2, 2018:  2018 Regg ...[Read More]

10 Months to Reggae Marathon

10 Months to Reggae Marathon

10 months to Reggae Marathon.  Yes, it’s just 10 months until we meet up in Negril on Sunday, December 2 for Reggae Marathon 2018.  We still have a little winter to deal with but then when Spring arrives it’s off with the cold weather gear to enjoy running in warmer temperatures.  With full summer weather after that, we look forward to hot, sunny running…a preamble of what’ ...[Read More]