Get Ready for the London Marathon

As thousands of you across the country get your final preparations in order for Britains biggest race, we are here to give you that final big push. To perform at the London Marathon to you very best you need three things; determination, the right equipment and the right playlist. Well we have got you covered for those last two things, the determination is unfortunately all down to you.

Ultimate Marathon Playlist

We have asked everyone in the Red Hot Sunglasses office to give a selection of their best motivational tunes, and curated a playlist that will give you that ultimate boost when you’re pushing yourself to the extreme. If that’s not enough, we’ve also selected our favourite sport sunglasses that will protect your eyes from the sun whilst staying streamlined and comfortable while you’re on the move.

Jake (Marketing)

I chose my songs based on what I’ve been listening to at the moment, as well as a mix of songs that have historically got me pumped up for a big event. I’m not big on my long distance running but I enjoy pushing myself hard in the gym, and find something aggressive really helps me give that little bit extra. The recent growth in popularity in Grime music has definitely been benefiting me when I’m working out due to its raw, anti-establishment nature and gives the same feeling as a hard hitting classic punk rock song.

The Gallows – In the Belly of the Shark – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVNOd9hy9YA

Skepta feat JME. – That’s not me – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xQKWnvtg6c

Royal Blood – Out of the Black – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSdtvfBQd6c

Drake – Trophies – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkSFh6HMUtQ

Kanye West – Black Skinhead – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q604eed4ad0

Chase & Status – End Credits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXIHXQjbtl8

Kano Feat Giggs – 3 Wheels up – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79ZP946eNVQ

The sport sunglasses I have picked are these Oakley Radar Pace Personal Training System because they are awesome

Wayne (Photography)

It was really hard to decide what tracks I would select, because I have an endless list of songs that really motivate me. I decided to include a mix of nostalgic movie songs (Eye of the Tiger), Rock, classic dance tracks as well as the hard hitting Firestarter by the prodigy… impossible not to get pumped up by that one. Hopefully there’s some good ones there to keep you going throughout the London Marathon!

I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-64CaD8GXw

Swedish House Mafia – One (Original Mix) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg7XO1zgJHA

Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btPJPFnesV4&list=RDQMSrmBxCm3-E8

DJ Quicksilver – Bellissima – Original 12” Cut – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2xkm7uELRM

Dario G – Sunchyme (Original) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFTDffMvJlY

Extreme – Flight Of The Wounded Bumblebee and Get The Funk Out 2010 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1AxoPTAgxA

AC/DC – Thunderstruck – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AC41dglnM

Faithless: Insomnia (Forever Faithless) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHVJVQzHv5Q

Underworld – Born Slippy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTFrCbQGyvM

The Prodigy – Firestarter – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmin5WkOuPw

I have picked these Animal Charge Square Wrap Sunglasses because I love the lens colour and they’re super comfortable

Sarah (E-Commerce Manager)

I found it really hard to pick my motivational tunes, but I went for a mix of 90’s Indie, Classic dance and the good old Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Cloudbusting Remix – Just Us – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf-mfRUoXSE

Return of the Mac – Mark Morrison – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1D9wWxd2w

I can Dream – Skunk Anansie – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJRIY9U4zhQ

Cant Stop – Red Hot Chilli Peppers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfOdWSiyWoc

I’ve picked these STORM Tech Pro Achird Sunglasses  because of their excellent price point, and their really lightweight frame.

Philly (E-Commerce Manager)

Nothing better than an up-tempo dance track to get you going! I also had Thunderstruck and Insomnia included in my selection but Wayne got there first.

Beastie Boys – Sabotage – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rRZdiu1UE

Jay-Z – 99 Problems – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uikJTnmtgw

DJ Snake – Turn down for what – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMUDVMiITOU

DJ Fresh – Gold dust- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNuUgbUzM8U

Prodigy – No Good – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svJvT6ruolA

Basement Jaxx – Jump n’ Shout – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOJF2t_XXHM

Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, hey girl – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpKCqp9CALQ

Martin Solvig – Intoxicated – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Rq2TX0wj4

So there you have it, a selection of the best songs both new and old to get you raring to go for the London Marathon. Accompanied by some of the best sport sunglasses out right now. Good luck!

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