Listen or exercise to to Running Shoes #2 – compiled by Mark Peters

Running Shoes is our weekly curated mix of shoegaze inspired tunes for running, listening or just ’gazing out of the window to. Each one is 40 minutes long, with five minutes of warm-up and warm-down sounds at each end, and the all important 30 minutes in the middle for the sweaty bit.

Running Shoes #2 has been compiled by Mark Peters and includes samples from the film The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner.

“When Sonic Cathedral asked me to make this mix, the 1962 adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s screenplay immediately sprung to mind,” explains Mark. “Tom Courtenay’s character is sent to a reform school for robbing a bakery and, after showing promise, is trusted to run outside the grounds unaccompanied in training for a big race.

“No prizes for noticing that there are certain contemporary parallels to that aspect of the story.

“The tracks are shoegaze and psychedelia inspired favourites both new and old that are pacey enough to work well on a 30 minute run. The intro is by w/trem – surely the most shadowy shoegaze genius in the world?”

The full tracklisting is:

‘Low Pressure Area’ – w/trem
‘Bambole’ (Serena Maneesh Mix) – Closing Eyes
‘How You Satisfy Me’ – Spectrum
‘Shout Out Loud’ – Füxa
‘Ugly Gamma’ – Damaged Bug
‘Neon Lights’ – I Break Horses
‘Open Road’ – Clear Horizon
‘Beautiful Happiness’ – Spiritualized
‘Are You Awake?’ – Kevin Shields
‘Never Be The Same’ – Ulrich Schnauss