An Ultra Playlist

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My friend Corey just ran her first ultra marathon (read all about it here) and the week before she set out on this epic adventure she hit me up for a few music recommendations, because apparently I'm the coolest person she knows .... I don't profess to be a massive music nerd, but I do like a good dance and I get exposed to a lot of cool stuff through hanging out with Mike. Plus it's flattering when someone tells you you're cool, so obviously I rose to the challenge and put together a list of my favourite music to run to.

Here's what I came up with...

Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa's recent album is a firm favourite and it's on heavy rotation for me at the moment. I feel that simply by listening to it I may subliminally absorb some of those cool girl vibes. 

Foxes - another insanely cool girl with a great pop vibe, perfect for cruising along on a long run.

A Pretty Place to Play x Bass & Breaks - I couldn't not include this collaboration, plus if you want more Bass & Breaks there's a whole back catalogue of podcasts you can check out here.

Sigma - 'Nobody to Love' reminds me of We Own The Night a few years ago where it was played as we waited to cross the start line, it's been a staple running track for me ever since. 

Sigala - My go to DJ for fun house music, because sometimes you need to have a dance party while you run.

Rudimental - these guys always get me in the mood to run and has featured on my running playlists for as long as I can remember (also the video for 'Waiting All Night' is something quite special).

Clean Bandit - another stalwart on my running playlist, really easy to listen to music.

Netsky - really good quality dance music to wake you up (actually none of these picks are going to send you to sleep!)

Gorgon City - 'Saving My Life' is one of my all time favourite song, it entirely sums up my exit from my previous relationship and the contentment I felt once it ended. I am so sure this is going to be my highlight at SW4 this year. 

Jax Jones - I first came across the track 'You Don't Know Me' in a boxing class, whenever I sing it it makes me feel like a bad ass tough girl...useful when you're flagging. Another one that should be fun at SW4!

High Contrast - this is drum and bass at its best, if you need something to tune out too this would be my first choice.

Major Lazer - energetic pop with solid global influences, songs like 'Lean On' and 'Get Free' will get even a reluctant dancer grooving (or at least nodding their head vaguely in time). 

Camo & Krooked - more excellent drum and bass, the album Cross The Line has been my soundtrack this week! 

What's you're go to music for a long run?