Sport Sunday, January 17th Words by: Adam Knight, pictures by: Kevin Thomas, KXT Photography

Pump Up Playlist #3: Rhys Phillips

Sport Sunday, January 17th

Pump Up Playlist #3: Rhys Phillips


Don’t hit the snooze button. Don’t take the night off. Pump some good ol’ fashioned psyche-up music get out there and get better. And smile.

It’s not easy, but it’s not supposed to be – especially in January. And we’re here to help.

The Herefordshire Live team has grabbed some of the county’s top athletes and instructors and asked for their own Pump Up Playlists.

Everyday we’ll be releasing a selection of hand-picked tracks guaranteed to smash through your January blues and have you reaching for your sneakers.


Picking today’s playlist is a rising star at Hereford’s NFTO Race Club, cyclist Rhys Phillips.

With road race cycling being less about full-throttle explosion as it is about grinding endurance and controlled pacing, it is of little surprise that Rhys’ soundtrack is heavy on rhythmic house music and electronic indie tracks.

With beats that would be great ride or run to – in the gym or on the road – it’s the kind of listen that will make the miles fly by.

Studying photography at the Hereford College of Arts alongside his training, Rhys is one of the county’s top cycling talents.

Coming off the back of his most successful season to date, Rhys begins his 2016 season at the end of the month with big things expected from the young rider from Herefordshire.

Turn up your volume, and enjoy.

Think you race Rhys? Fire up your smart phone GPS and take on his routes and times on Strava.

Or if you’re at home looking for some inspiration, check out our daily Fit Week challenges – and give them a go for a chance to win a free spot on an upcoming fitness bootcamp.

Check out Monday's Pump Up Playlist from boxer Yusuf Amr, here, and Tuesday’s edition from fitness instructor Carla Chamberlain.

photo by Kevin Thomas, KXT Photography.

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