December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

Have you run around the Mona Dam?

In August 1995 my kids and I were on vacation in Jamaica.  They had been there for a couple of weeks visiting their grandparents in Stony Hill and having a blast.  I unfortunately had a heck of time getting in some quality long runs.  Lots of hill work, but I was craving  some longer runs.

At the invitation of my cousin, Tim, we ran the Dam.  I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to try something new.  I had no idea then that this was the foundation of the Jamdammers.

We went out one evening and I loved it.  Couldn’t believe the number of people out running and walking.  We put in 6 hot laps before resting to chat with some of his friends.

The really cool part about this experience of course was that running the Dam made us forget the hustle and bustle of Kingston.  It was definitely worth the drive to Mona.

Have you run the Dam?  What are some other great running places in Kingston?  Send me an email with your story.

In the meantime, check out this YouTube video of the Mona Reservoir:

Until next time…

Chris Morales, that running guy