Running Stories

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]

A little runner in the making

A little runner in the making

A new Reggae Marathoner joined the family on April 16 and we couldn’t be happier for Mom, Tina, Dad, Don and new baby, Soul Lillian (That’s Tina and Don at Reggae Marathon 2017 above). Welcome to the Family, Soul!  We are over-the-moon happy! Last December at Reggae Marathon we met Tina and Don. Tina was expecting their first child but that didn’t stop her from traveling from Eng ...[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]

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday

It seems like only yesterday I ran my first Reggae Marathon. That was back in the day when the full Marathon course was one loop stretching out to Green Island. I learned that day that the long distance runner is truly lonely. If it were not for the enthusiastic volunteers at the Aid Stations every mile, I might still be out on the course! Fast forward a few years and this December will make it 10 ...[Read More]

Larry Savitch keeps on running

Larry Savitch keeps on running

Larry Savitch, 7 timer at Reggae Marathon keeps on running!  And every year he runs right back to Negril for Reggae Marathon! I was born in the Bronx, New York, raised in upstate New York and currently live in Florida.  No, not the sunny, warm state of Florida…Florida, New York.  I’ve been running on and off since I learned how to walk…you know, the crawl, walk, run thing.  I ran ...[Read More]

The Whirlwind that is Lisa Laws

The Whirlwind that is Lisa Laws

Lisa Laws is a whirlwind!  There, I said it!  Rarely standing still and always with a smile, Lisa is always running.  And swimming and biking…she is multiple-time IronMan Finisher!  We see her at Reggae Marathon every December running the Reggae Runnerz group.  But who is she really?  Let’s hear from the whirlwind herself: “I’m from The Big Apple, New York City.  I’ve ...[Read More]

Show us your pics

Show us your pics

Show us your pics.  You can show us your Pecs as well…just keep them ‘Age Appropriate’ 🙂  We’ve got a few of our favourite pics below so after you’ve taken a peek, send us your pics from Negril and Reggae Marathon: Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For more information check the Reggae Mara ...[Read More]

Australia to Jamaica 2018

Australia to Jamaica 2018

Australia to Jamaica for Reggae Marathon 2018.  Meet a determined Lynette Bullio from Cairns, Australia coming to Jamaica to run her first Half Marathon at Reggae Marathon, December 2.  And she’s coming with a few friends… I’m from Cairns, Australia on the North East Coast of Australia.  My family originates from St. Pauls Moa Island in the Torres Straits. This year will be 3 yea ...[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]