An Ultra Playlist


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?