Could you run the Reggae Marathon barefoot?

How much would you pay for a hat that made you stupid? Just think of it… what sort of value would you place on a magic piece of headgear that could suddenly make all of your knowledge inaccessible and all of your know-how unusable? If you’re like most people, not only would you refuse to pay money for such a hat, but you’d likely also avoid wearing one at all costs. It simply doesn’t make se ...[Read More]

The perfect recipe for the Superbowl

Jerk Chicken + Deluxe Fried Rice + Red Stripe = the perfect Reggae Marathon recipe for watching the Superbowl in Dallas this Sunday.  While the recipe below may not beat the offerings we get at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party, they are quick and tasty and are sure to hit the spot this Sunday. Do you have any favourites planned for the Superbowl this weekend? Jerk Chicken Chicken legs, thighs, wing ...[Read More]

What are your favourite running shoes?

Over the years I’ve run in every brand of running shoes that exists.  Asics, Nike, New Balance, Saconey, Adidas, etc. I have tried every style including running flats, trail shoes and even the bizarre ‘air pump’ shoe that didn’t have laces!  Because I have fairly wide feet and have been dealing with falling arches, I am now more concerned than ever about proper fit and less so about style.  ...[Read More]

The Reggae Marathon has running shoes!

What did you do with your slightly used running shoes at last December’s Reggae Marathon?  I almost did what I normally do and threw them out.  In an email exchange with Ramone, he reminded me that I could put them to good use by donating them. It struck me then that It’s the little things that we do in life that have the biggest impact.  I immediately cleaned up the three used pairs I had, packed ...[Read More]

Does hill running make you faster? Training tips from Runners Stride

As many runners are now in the early stages of their seasons, I thought I would write something on hill running. Common perception would lead us to believe that running hills makes us stronger, but how does that relate to running speed? There are actually a lot of questions that surround running hills. For example: If hill running makes you stronger does that mean you are faster too? If I can run ...[Read More]

Heinz Simonitsch School Key Club Fund raising at the 2010 Reggae Marathon!

“Singing in the Rain”.  At the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party last December as we huddled under the thatched hut to wait out the rain shower, I met a group of kids from Heinz Simonitsch School Key Club who really were singing in the rain.  They were running in the Reggae Marathon as a fund raising project.  I was impressed with their energy and passion.  Here is the letter I received from Camel Ferna ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon in the top 10 list of marathons in the world once again

“Reggae Marathon…one of the world’s top 10 marathons”!  But we knew that didn’t we.  Emile Leiba, president of the Jamdammers Running Club was thrilled when he heard the announcement:  “It’s a great way to kick off the Reggae Marathon campaign for 2011”. Fresh from the 10th anniversary celebrations in December, the Jamdammers running Club of Kingston organizers of Reggae Marathon, half Marat ...[Read More]

Taking a break from the Reggae Marathon

I never thought I’d ever say those words about the Reggae Marathon.  For the past 18 months I’ve talked about nothing but the Reggae Marathon whenever I’ve talked about running:  from planning my first Reggae Marathon in 2009 through the 10th anniversary Reggae Marathon last month in Negril.  But as Diane…and my super supportive wife, Sally…advised recently, “It’ time for a break ...[Read More]

Olympian Carrie Tollefson at Reggae Marathon 2010

It rained Friday night at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party but it did not dampen the vibe. In fact at the press briefing that evening the buzz intensified because we all had to jam into the media tent. One of the people I had the opportunity to meet was Olympian Carrie Tollefson. She and her husband were in Negril for the Reggae Marathon of course (she ran in the 10 K). I loved the opportunity to r ...[Read More]

The top 7 reasons why running is better than…

There are so many reasons why running is better than… where do I start?  Here are my top 7: You always finish tired and happy You can do it with your clothes on Running increases your heart rate You can run and think You can run by yourself You can stop and walk while running Running clears your head There you have it.  My top 7 reasons why running is better than…sleep!  What did you t ...[Read More]