One of the best experiences of last December's Reggae Marathon weekend was connecting the online and real worlds. I'd spent much of last year talking with fans online via Twitter, Facebook, email and this blog. The anticipation of attending the race in Negril built throughout the year and we all looked forward to meeting in person. We all came to race of course but we really came to meet up with friends.
Another of the great things about our fans is that you love to share your stories of your experience at Reggae Marathon. Some great stories, check them out:
- Bob Moore and Debbie Kirk have represented the Washington Running Report for many years. Bob loves to remind us that “Once you go, you know”. Bob always has a great time and has promised to be in better shape this December. Watch out for that! Check out the Washington Running Report of Reggae Marathon 2011.
- Meet Matt and Julie of the Peace Corps Jamaica. Julie ran in Reggae Marathon with a lot of support from her husband Matt. Check out their race report where they shared some of
their great photos: Matt and Julie Reggae Marathon.
- Navin Sadaragani of Montego Bay loves to run. Last December after finishing Reggae Marathon on Saturday he boarded a flight to Florida to run a second marathon on Sunday. Since then he's run in some really crazy events but we'll save that for another
time. Here's his story of running back-to-back marathons last December: Weekend of Marathons.
- And then there's Larry Savitch. Larry lives in Florida, New York and he came down to Jamaica with a pumped-up group of runners. That's Larry with some of his group in the photo above. Larry, did you borrow the phrase, “Running in Paradise” from Van Halen? It works very well though to describe the Easy Skankin running group experience in Negril: Easy Skankin Running in Paradise.
Until next time…