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My favourite mile at Reggae Marathon

My favourite mile at Reggae Marathon is the one between Mile 2 and Mile 3.  It was tough choosing though…the final 200 metres of the Full Marathon as you run to the finish listening to the music with the beach and Caribbean Sea literally feet away to your right came in a close second.  I also love Bob’s Mile: Motivational messages painted on sandwich boards and on the road have kept me moving.  Again, a close runner up to my favourite mile. But Mile 2 to 3 still came out on top:

  • By Mile 2 I’ve settled into my race pace…the early adrenelin and excitement from starting with the drums and torches has receeded.
  • The crowd has thinned out by now and there’s space to run.
  • Just before Mile 2, the fastest of the high school 10K runners come into view heading back to the Finish.  I get a motivational boost from seeing how effortlessley these guys and girls seem to run.  I imagine I look as sleek as they do.
  • After Mile 2 I look forward to the turn-a-round in Negril.  It’s just over the only really incline on the enire Reggae Marathon course, the bridge over the Negril River. After the turn-a-round it’s a short stint to Mile 3.
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Negril Round-a-bout: The turn-a-round between Mile 2 and 3 of Reggae Marathon

And it’s because of that turn-a-round that I really like Mile 2 to 3:  It seems to be the shortest mile of the entire race.  Yes I know that’s imaginary but anything that helps count off the miles is a good thing!

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)

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