RWR: JONATHAN BEVERLY
Name: Jonathan Beverly
Where you're from: Born in Nassau, grew up in Maine
Where you reside now: border of Colorado and Nebraska
Occupation: Editor in Chief, Running Times
RUNNING & MUSIC:
What do you love most about running?
Its ability to transform you into someone else and its ability to transport you somewhere else, away from the internal noise.
What do you love most about music?
Its ability to transform a moment and its ability to transport you to other moments, places and emotions.
The great PAUL SIMON
Band (current, all time or both) Paul Simon
Album (current, all time or both) Paul Simon: Rhythm of the Saints; honorable mention: Kenny Chesney: Lucky Old Sun
Race venue: Carrountoohil, County Kerry, Ireland (Irish Mountain Running’s highest peak)
Music venue: No opinion
Race distance: 10 Mile
Show you've seen live? Usually disappointing
Ice cream flavor: Coffee, Coffee, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz
THIS OR THAT?
Sweet or salty: Salty
Live or recorded: Recorded
Coffee or tea: Coffee
Summer or winter: Winter
MORE MUSIC INFO:
Which band or artist would you go see tonight if you could? James Taylor
Which band or artist (wait...but no longer alive or playing together) would you go see tonight if you could? John Denver
Which band or artist would you like to have dinner with tonight if you could? Jack Johnson
Which band or artist would you like to be playing alongside you during your next race (or long run)? Boston
MORE RUNNING INFO:
When and where was your best race experience and why? Jersey Shore Marathon, 1997. Got the marathon right, ran a PR (2:49, first time under 2:50), negative split, passed the stragglers in the lead pack all second half. Finished 4th. Beautiful course, beautiful day.
Which race would you like to do over it you could and why? 2000 London Marathon. I was living in Belgium, in the shape of my life, aiming for London. Got the job as editor and swapped London for Boston, did the expo, parties, schmoozing, and bombed the marathon. Never got that fit again. Then got old.
Which race is on your bucket list and why? Route du Vin Half-Marathon, Luxembourg. Love the region along the Mosel river, would like to return and run a beautiful race there.
Which race would you recommend to your fellow runners and why? Tour Du Lac 10 Miler, Bucksport, ME. Pretty, challenging 10 miler around a lake in my hometown, now it its 39th year.
Top 5 Songs for running, dancing or both?
Little Wonders - Rob Thomas
Gonna Fly Now (Rocky) - Bill Conti
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
Peace of Mind - Boston
Hurts So Good - John Cougar Mellencamp
Last 5 Songs you listened to today?
All from Cat Stevens' Tea for the Tillerman
Where Do the Children Play
On the Road to Find Out
Oh Very Young