Sport Friday, January 22nd Words by: Adam Knight, pictures by:

Pump Up Playlist #5: Louise Braithwaite

Sport Friday, January 22nd

Pump Up Playlist #5: Louise Braithwaite

In Case You Missed it, here are Pump Up Playlists from boxer Yusuf Amr, fitness instructor Carla Chamberlaincyclist Rhys Phillips and rugby player Guy Thompson.



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.


Finish off the week at full throttle thanks to this high-energy playlist from roller derby girl Louise Braithwaite, AKA Treblemaker909.

Louise - who skates for Hereford Roller Girls - also writes a blog on roller derby training, equiptment and everything in between, that has become hugely popular on both sides of the Atlantlic.

With a derby name that nods to the legendary drum machine used by some of dance music's most-famous names, there is no surprise to find somecarefully-curated house tunes amongst her selections.

However her Pump Up Playlist also features Welsh rockers Red Room Therapy, who have played several gigs in Hereford.


Treblemaker909 in full flow.

If you're interested in roller derby, Louise's site features everything from advice for newbies to videos of workouts you can use to get fit for the rink. You can find it here.

Check out food tips, fitness challenges and much more on our #FitWeek page by clicking here.

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