On your marks, get set: it’s the return of Running Shoes

Last weekend a great sporting moment occurred. Nothing to do with the Euros final, Cav at the Tour de France or Wimbledon. No, I ran my first ever 10k. Slow as a lorry, but I did it.

I was so inspired by the soundtrack I put together for it, that I thought it was time to resurrect the Running Shoes mixes, this time as a weekly Spotify playlist – 15 songs every Monday, put together by a special guest; ideal for running, or just gazing at your shoes.

Click above to listen to Running Shoes #01 put together by yours truly, featuring tracks by Saint Etienne, New Order, A Certain Ratio, Maps, Goldfrapp, James Holden, Doves, Nathan Fake, Trentemøller, Mogwai and more.