The right music and the right hydration can make you unstoppable

Let’s face it, clocking up the miles on long Marathon training runs can leave you feeling less than pumped up, and thirsty for some extra motivation. But doing something as simple as adding some fresh bangers to your music playlist can give you added bounce.

So, we’ve done the legwork (well, you do enough of that, pounding the pavement and treadmill) and put together a playlist that’s sure to keep your running on track.

When you’re motivated and hydrated, you’re unstoppable

Our exciting new playlist has a water theme (surprise, surprise), designed to be a little reminder to stay hydrated on your training runs and on the big day. Because when you’ve got the right music to run to and you’re well hydrated, there ain’t no stopping you.

So, what’s on there? Well, we’ve got waterfalls, rivers and oceans (not just Billy, there’s the brilliant Dexter remix too). We’ve even got an Oasis!

You’ll also find classics like Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple, The Weather Girls’ It’s Raining Men (hallelujah), The Whole Of The Moon by The Waterboys – and of course, no water-themed list would be complete without a belter or two from Wet Wet Wet.

There are a few nice surprises to keep you running to the beat, too. Like – spoiler alert – the Bieber-licious Cold Water and Born to run by Bruce Springsteen. Fear not if you’ve got an aversion to Aqua, there’s no Barbie Girl on our list.

Playlists that last as long as your runs

Our good friends at Vice have created three other, London-inspired, playlists for us, ranging from 10 minutes to an hour. So, whether you’re doing a quick sprint around the park in your lunch break or ticking off a leisurely long run at the weekend, you’ll have enough tracks to go the distance with you. (There’s nothing more soul destroying than your playlist coming to an end before your run does.)  

Ready to pick your playlist and show that pavement who’s the boss? Just don’t forget to arm yourself with a bottle of refreshing Buxton Water too.

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*Water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive function and normal regulation of body temperature. At least 2L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle