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Everything I’ve Got

Everything I’ve Got

“It’s supposed to be a vacation…why am I giving it everything I’ve got?” We’ve heard that refrain from many a runner at Reggae Marathon.  The answer is that deep down we’re all competitive and with the finish line in sight, we dig deep and give it everything we’ve got.  Always knowing that it’s not us versus them but ‘us versus us’! ...[Read More]

5 Months to Reggae Marathon

5 Months to Reggae Marathon

It’s 5 months to Reggae Marathon, Sunday, December 2, 2018.  5 months!  The time has flown by.  Soon it will be time to pack the bags and make the trek to Negril.  We can guarantee white sandy beaches, warm temperatures, good food, great people and an excellent time!  There are some important dates to keep in mind as you look ahead…take a look at this video for the details: Until next ...[Read More]

Deb’s 50th

Deb’s 50th

Deb Thomas will be back in Negril December 2 for Reggae Marathon.  And this year it’s Deb’s 50th birthday and she plans to celebrate in style: I was born in Jamaica, grew up in Upstate New York but now call Cambridge, Massachusetts my home.   I’ve been running since I was a senior in High School. I really wasn’t serious or passionate about running until my freshman year in ...[Read More]

Sunrise in Negril

Sunrise in Negril

All of us have seen the sunsets.  A few of us have seen the sunrises as well.  It means getting up early but if you’re a morning runner that shouldn’t be a problem.  Negril is a vacation for many though so rising early might seem counterintuitive.  But you owe it to yourself to take in a Negril sunrise.  We do! The sun rises in the east of course and that means it rises ‘behind&# ...[Read More]

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]