Reggae Marathon 2011 will be virtually ideal for both running and vacationing: 27 degrees Celsius. And do we ever have a special run ahead of us!
I arrive in Negril this Wednesday and have the advantage of a couple of pre-Reggae Marathon running days to help get used to the temperature. Andrew, Court and their friend Mike arrive Friday evening just in time for the Pasta Party at Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex. Then it's off to our hotel, Rondel Village, a small boutique-style place a mile or so away from the start.
Next Saturday morning around 4 am we'll walk and jog over to the start at Long Bay Beach Park for the on-time Reggae Marathon race start at 5:15 am. Court and Andrew are running the 1/2 Marathon and Mike and I are doing the 10K.
This is my third trip to Negril for the Reggae Marathon and after this I will have completed all three events: The full marathon, 1/2 marathon and 10K. I will have the full set of finisher medals. I guess next year I'll have to work my way back up through the distances. If I do that, my 2nd full Reggae Marathon would happen at age 55 in 2013. Hmmmmm, I wonder if there is any significance in that?
Until next time...