Running to the music

Running to the music

I’m always running to music.  Even though I don’t regularly wear earbuds when running, I always here music. I like Reggae and my preference is Roots…music I grew up on.  Here are a few of my favourites starting with ‘Try Jah Love’ by Third World! Now that’s Roots Reggae for sure.  Great for a speed workout especially if you focus on the right underlying track.  ...[Read More]

Weekend in NYC

Weekend in NYC

Reggae Marathon spent the weeknd in NYC for the TCS New York City Marathon and as usual caught up with old friends and made many new ones.  Plus we got to say hello to a number of runners making their way down to Negril in just a few weeks! There are Reggae Marathon fans…then there’s Lisa Laws and Reggae Runnerz!  Nice to spend time with you over the past weekend Lisa.  We know all the ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon: 15 years in the making

Reggae Marathon:  15 years in the making.  It all began in 2001… And just like that we’re looking forward to Reggae Marathon number 16.  We’ve grown quite a bit over the 15 years since that first race but we’ve remained true to our roots and vision:  Running a world-class Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, providing the best runner care and delivering a true and authentic Jam ...[Read More]

Inspiring the day

Some days…and runs…are inspiring.  Others need a little inspiration.  Either way, these inspiring running quotes from Gibson’s Daily Running Quotes will get you going: “There is no list of rules. The most wonderful aspect about running, compared to other sports, is that each of us determines where, when, how far and how fast to run. We are the captains of our running ships ...[Read More]

Out of body experience

Have you had an out of body experience?  I have and it happened again at Reggae Marathon last December.  This came to me over the weekend as I was doing my hill repeat workout Sunday morning. Before the start of most races I’m pretty excited.  With butterflies in my stomach I anxiously await the Starter’s signal thinking about hearing the ‘beep’ when I cross the timing mat. ...[Read More]

What’s new for Reggae Marathon 2016

What’s new for Reggae Marathon 2016, Sweet 16?  The basic schedule of events goes like this:  Online registration open now; Race Packet pickup Thursday afternoon or Friday, December 1 and 2; Friday night Pasta Party December 2 starting at 5:30 pm and Race Day pre-dawn December 3 start promptly at 5:15 am. Onsite Registration, Race Kit pick up and the Friday night Pasta Party all take place a ...[Read More]

Longing for Negril

Longing for Negril.  It’s always tough to leave after another great week in Negril at Reggae Marathon.  So many memories…   Friday night before Saturday’s race start at 5:15 am…enjoying the entertainment:  The Silver Birds Orchestra. Pre-dawn.  I’m always impressed with the number of smiling faces at 4:30 am in the morning.  It’s a rite of passage at Reggae ...[Read More]

2 days to Reggae Marathon

2 days to Reggae Marathon!   Permission granted to freak out!   Looking forward to Ackee and Saltfish for breakfast today along with Blue Mountain coffee.  Then it’s beach, beach, beach…   Only 2 days to go… Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web ...[Read More]

Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong

Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong is the name I go by at Reggae Marathon.  It’s my Reggae name.  Have you chosen yours yet for this year? Follow the directions below to select your Reggae name and feel free to share.  Get cracking… Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Register for Reggae Marathon, ...[Read More]

Anya Lester – Runner Profile

LV in JA December 15! Say hello to Anya Lester from Las Vegas who’s coming to Jamaica with her husband Scott this December to run the full Reggae Marathon.  We caught up with this busy forensic scientist from Las Vegas (CSI LV?…can’t wait to ask her in person) and asked her if she would share her running story. This will be her second time in Negril and it will be a special celeb ...[Read More]