This Sunday, 40,000 runners will participate in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, one of the most popular marathons on the planet. To commemorate the big day, Spotify has pulled together the most popular playlists to get participants across the finish line, along with their top recommended podcasts for those looking to start their own running challenge.
Spotify’s most popular playlists for running in the UK are:
- You Can Do It: Spotify’s flagship and most popular workout playlist in the UK featuring 50 tracks curated high tempo tracks across different genres to help athletes go harder, better faster and stronger
- Running UK: Curated with a mix of running tempos featuring hits from Drake and David Guetta, these tunes have been designed to help you go the distance
- Marathon Motivation: As part of Spotify’s #ThrowbackThursday archive, this fun, light-hearted playlist features top tracks such as Young Hearts Run Free, Born To Run, and Keep On Movin’
For runners wanting to score a PB, they can check out Spotify’s running micro hub which features different playlists for different beats per mile (BPM). The most popular are Fun Run 150-165 BPM, Energetic Run 160-165BPM and Run ‘N’ Bass 170-175 BPM.
For the hundreds of thousands that will feel inspired on Sunday to take up their own running challenge, and possibly enter the ballot for a marathon themselves, look no further than Spotify’s top UK recommended podcasts that will get everyone hitting the pavements:
- Well Far – From training tips to beating last minute race-day nerves, all you need to know about marathon running from Amy Hopkinson, Women’s Health Digital Editor and marathon runner
- Athletes Unfiltered – Inspiring stories from runners and cyclists from across the globe while tackling some of the big, scary questions every athlete seeks to find answers to
- If I Can Do It – Interviews with Bryony Gordon about triumph and diversity inspired by competing in last year’s London marathon
- Bad Boy Running – A podcast about running… and going to the pub. Hosted by friends Jody Raynsford and David Hellard, both running journalists, bloggers and lovable idiots, the show features the conversations focusing as much on the camaraderie and social side of the sport as well as the technical.