Running Stories

A Few Friends in New York

A Few Friends in New York

We met up with quite a few friends in New York this past weekend.  It was nice to see so many of you…hope you had a great day on Sunday!  Quite a few of you we’ll see again in a few weeks at Reggae Marathon and we’re really looking forward to that! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy

2 Months to Reggae Marathon

2 Months to Reggae Marathon

A day early but still time to celebrate that it’s now just 2 months to Reggae Marathon! Sunshine, warm temperatures, miles of white sand beach, refreshing Caribbean Sea gently lapping the shore.  Ahhh…home:  Negril!  Today an update on the Reggae Marathon Social Media channels and hashtags and a sneak peek at the 2018 T Shirt (below).  But first… Daily Schedule for Reggae Maratho ...[Read More]

Life is for running

Life is for running

Life is for running!  I believe that and have been living it for the past 35 years. I’ve met the best people while running.  And almost all of them a result of Reggae Marathon.  Just talking about it on Instagram and Facebook generates interest from people around the world.  Back when I was training with a local running group getting ready for my first Marathon at Reggae Marathon, that’ ...[Read More]

Running for Beer

Running for Beer

Running for beer?  I run for a lot of reasons:  To stay healthy, to achieve personal goals, to share stories with my running friends, for the community of runners.  Running for beer, though popular in certain quarters, I have not done. Well….. At Reggae Marathon post-race, Red Stripe is on tap.  Not literally but in those familiar stubbies.  I have had a cold beer early morning after finishi ...[Read More]

Cruising out on the road

Cruising out on the road

We started in the dark with torches guiding us as we crossed the start line.  We continued in the darkness with streetlights and stars keeping us on track.  Then as the sun rose we grasped the true magnitude of running at Reggae Marathon with all the runners cruising out on the road: Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fo ...[Read More]

Just out for a run

Just out for a run

A funny thing happened Saturday morning.  Got up early as usual to go out for a run.  Pre-dawn as usual…love the sunrise!  There out on the road…a few friends also out for a morning run.  That’s all it takes at Reggae Marathon to have fun:  think of it as just going out for a run.  Just make sure to get to the start before 5:15 am when Race Director Frano sounds the horn! Until n ...[Read More]

A Fun Run

A Fun Run

It may cause a grimace or two but it’s still a fun run.  So says every runner after finishing a training run or race.  Some days it may take a little longer to recover but out on the road is a ‘Happy Place’ for all of us runners.  Short or long, hot or cold, rainy or dry…it’s still a fun run!  Join us on Sunday, December 2 this year for a fun run to cap off all runs. ...[Read More]

Once a runner always a runner

Once a runner always a runner

Once a runner always a runner. As far as I can tell, once the love of running hits, a runner will make it through any hardship to go out for a run.  A few aches and pains won’t deter a runner.  Weather not cooperating?  Never mind the rain, I was going to get wet anyway. When running becomes an obsession it helps to have friends and family who understand.  Posting selfies of workouts can lea ...[Read More]

Having fun on the run

Having fun on the run

Most days I have fun on the run.  At Reggae Marathon it’s fun on the run with a few more friends.       So make sure when you see our photographers you’re having fun on the run! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web Site To register for Reggae Mar ...[Read More]

A Smile is all it takes

A Smile is all it takes

A smile is all it takes to get through Reggae Marathon.  OK, it does take a little more than that.  Enjoying running is a good start.   Training before always a good idea.  And if you can get in running time in Negril before Race Day, Sunday, December 2 this year.  then you’ll have no trouble smiling at your good fortune at being in Jamaica in December…running! Until next time… Reggae ...[Read More]