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cinnamon bay trail overlook 1965

View of Peter Bay from the Cinnamon Bay Trail Overlook 1965

Cinnamon Bay Trail Overlook

View of Peter Bay from the Cinnamon Bay Trail Overlook 2012

The tract of land, which now serves as the exclusive gated development at Peter Bay was formerly owned by the Hall family. The land was offered to the Virgin Islands National Park at a price quite a bit less than the assessed value at the time. When the VINP refused the offer, the land was sold to developers.

St. John Events

8 Tuff Miles Results

The 17th Annual St.John 8 Tuff Miles Road Race
Saturday February 23rd 2013 – 7:15am
Course: Cruz Bay to Coral Bay, St. John USVI
Via Centerline Road Distance 8.375 miles

This course begins and ends at sea level. Along the way you will reach an elevation of 999 ft. There is approximately 1400 ft. of elevation gain in the first 5 1/2 miles and then it’s back to sea level. The course actually measures 8 3/8 miles. The temperature at the start of the race is usually in the low 80s

Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park 9th Annual Gala
An Evening to Remember! 25th Anniversary Gala, at Presidio Del Mar

St. John and Virgin Islands News

Dengue Still a Problem, Health Commissioner Tells Senate Committee
By Bill Kossler — February 21, 2013

Growing numbers of dengue cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands since November highlight the need to fight the mosquitoes that carry the illness by draining stagnant water and repairing screens, Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett told the Senate during committee hearings Thursday.

Plaskett testified to the Health, Hospital, Human Services and Veterans’ Affairs Committee on St. Thomas that there was “a noted increase” in the number of reported dengue cases in November, … read more

Former EDC Beneficiary Arrested On St. Thomas
By Source Staff — February 22, 2013

James Tagliaferri, who managed and controlled TAG Virgin Islands, an investment advice firm registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, was arrested in St. Thomas Friday for allegedly defrauding his clients, according to the U.S. Department of Justice…. read more

New Mamey Peak Dumpster on the Way, WMA Says
By Lynda Lohr — February 21, 2013

A new trash bin is on the way, but it won’t come soon enough for Coral Bay area residents who are tired of looking at the garbage flowing from the bottom of the rusted-out Dumpster located at Mamey Peak. The trash container is on Centerline Road, and the garbage from the Dumpster blows across the street and down the road for several hundred yards…. read more

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St. John Weather

Partly cloudy with rain showers in the morning, then clear with rain showers
High of 79 degrees F
Breezy: Winds from the ENE at 10 to 20 mph
Chance of rain 20%
Sunrise: 6:41 AM AST – Sunset: 6:23 PM AST
Water Temperature: 82.9 degrees F

St. John Live Music Schedule

Castaways
Mikey P 9:00
Dance Party 11:00
777-3316

Cruz Bay Prime
Mike Wallace
7:00 – 10:00
693 -8000

Island Blues
Reverend Raven
6:00
776-6800

Miss Lucy’s
David Reed
6:00 – 9:00
693-5254

Morgan’s Mango
Luba
6:00 – 9:30
693-8141

Ocean Grill
Rascio on Steel Pan
6:00 – 9:30
693-3304

Rhumblines
Lauren
7:00 – 10:00

Skinny Legs
Hot Club of Coral Bay
6:00
779 4982

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8 Tuff Miles Race Results

Derrick Butler of Cincinnati OH won the 16th running of St. John’s now famous “8 Tuff Miles Road Race” with a time of 46:22. St. John’s favorite, Jeremy Zuber came in third with a time of 51:26. Ruthie David of St. Thomas won the women’s division once again with a time of one hour. See complete race results.

Folklife Festival

Godfrey Smalls and the Scratch Band

Guitar Player in the Godfrey Smalls Scratch Band

Godfrey Smalls Scratch Band

St. John Live Music Schedule for tonight, Sunday, February 26

 Aqua Bistro – Lauren – 3:30 – 6:30 – 776-5336
Beach Bar – The Gomorrans Social Aid & Pleasure Club – 5:00 – 777-4220
Concordia – Bo – Sunday Brunch 10:00 am
Driftwood Dave’s – Live Music – 1:00 – 4:00 – 777-4015
Miss Lucy’s – Samba Combo – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – 693-5354
Ocean Grill – David Laab – 6:30 – 9:00 – 693-3304
Shipwreck Landing – Hot Club of Coral Bay – 7:00 – 10:00

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St. John Photo of the Day

8 tuff miles

8 Tuff Miles

One thousand runners (550 women and 450 men) competed today in St. John’s popular 8 Tuff Miles Road Race. In addition to Virgin Islanders, participants came from 38 states and six foreign countries. The race began after the singing of the National Anthem and a Coast Guard helicopter flyover. The above photo was shot as the front runners rounded the turn at Mongoose Junction.

That’s Jeremy Zuber in the yellow shorts looking to break a new course record. Behind him looks like Ruthie David from St. Thomas favorite to win the woman’s division.

Live Music on St. John Saturday, February 26

CastawaysKenny Floyd – 8:00 – 11:00 – 777-3316
Morgan’s Mango – Luba – Piano & Vocals – 6:30 – 9:30 – 693-8141
Rhumb Lines – Lauren – 7:00 – 10:00
Skinnylegs – Hot Club of Coral Bay – 6:00 – 9:00 – 779-4982
Westin, Cruz Bay PrimeJames Cobb - 6:30 – 10:00 – 693-8802

A word of caution to my visitors: I’m doing the best I can to present an accurate music schedule, but to be sure, it would be a great idea to call the restaurant or bar beforehand to confirm.

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Most runners I know are addicted to their running and will run under the most extreme conditions. They go out in the freezing cold and sweltering heat. If they absolutely can’t go outside they’ll run around small tracks hundreds of times or run run place on treadmills.

Because of warm weather and hilly conditions, St. John is not the ideal venue for runners. On this post, I will reveal running secrets to maximize your St. John runners experience.

First, if you like warm weather and hills, you’ll be just fine. It’s a great workout, but be sure to keep hydrated; I can’t stress this enough. For the majority of runners, however, I would suggest running early in the morning or late in the afternoon while the sun is low in the sky.

Recommended Running Routes
Leinster Bay Road
My favorite is the Leinster Bay Road between Francis Bay and the Annanberg Sugar Mill. There is only one gentle rise, little traffic and the scenery from the road, which runs along the St. John shoreline is nothing short of spectacular. A suggestion would be to take advantage of Francis Bay Beach for a cool refreshing swim after your run. There’s a pit toilet at the parking area for your convenience.

Area of Detail
St. John Runners Map
Leinster Bay Road Run
St. John Runners Map

One variation on this run could be some cross country type work by combining the Francis Bay Trail or by adding the Leinster Bay Trail to the run continuing along the coast after Annaberg. The Francis Bay Trail is in relatively good condition for a run; the Leinster Bay Trail is less so.

Another variation could be beginning the run at Maho Bay, which would add some hills, some distance and a different inland scenery that also happens to be very beautiful.

Great Cruz Bay Road

Great Cruz Bay Run
St. John Runners Map

If you’re looking for a run closer to town or, especially if you are staying at the Westin Resort, Great Cruz Bay offers some relatively flat terrain, usually low automobile traffic volume and some hill options for the more intrepid.

Westin Running Map
St. John Runners Map

The flat section runs from the intersection of Great Cruz Bay Road to the intersection of Great Sunset. From there you could turn around and run the flat again of proceed up the hill to make a loop back to the main road (Route 104)

National Park Ball Field in Cruz Bay
If you want an absolutely flat run with no automobile traffic at all and a hard packed dirt trail instead of concrete, you could run around the ball field next to the VI National Park Visitors Center (across from Mongoose Junction).

Running Events
The next popular 8 Tuff Miles Road Race, from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay will be February 28 2009. Check the 8 Tuff Miles Website for more information about the race. There is also a link there to the St. John Landsharks, who host a triathlon and aquathon once a year as well as several fun run events.

My friend, Luigi, has a cool St. John Running Blog – Check it out!

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