|By Jeanne Jorgensen (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #10) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 8:42 pm:|
Are there any links for running groups on Bonaire. We will be visiting in July. I'm running the Marine Corps Marathon in October...so I need to keep up with my program. Any advice available on good locations, etc.
|By J Rushman (BonaireTalker - Post #57) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 11:14 am:|
Good luck! Running in Bonaire is challenging due to the heat and humidity. If you try to run early to miss the heat, you will not like have the wind to cool you off (it picks up later in the day). Loose dogs are a problem too if you run into some of the neighborhoods around Kralendijk. I typically run south from Carib Inn past the airport and have not had problems with dogs here. Or if before "rush hour" (before stores are open and people are trying to get to work), north through Kralendijk and back south along the shore road. Drivers tend not to share the road with you (and the paved surface is not as wide as you'd expect in the States), so you'll be running on the side often. Watch your footing for ruts and donkey poop. If you are doing longish runs, bring along fanny packs to carry bottles of water or drop off water ahead of time along your planned route.
|By Meryl Virga (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4103) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 10:17 am:|
Jeanne, also avoid running though town or down side streets, my husband was attacked by a pack of dogs on our "first" trip to Bonaire (many moons ago!) But we see runners all the time, I would agree it would have to be done very early in the morning or late in the evening due to the sun...
|By Wally and Eva (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #394) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 7:06 pm:|
West side....go north....left to Rincon.....mostly up hill legs......back to town....mostly down hill legs....between 5 and 10 miles....start hitch hiking when done
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