Now we launch the second part of our spring collection! “Vallen Black Collection” is a collection of black performance wear with a sports bra and short tights. They are made of a premium fabric that handles the demands of functionality and sustainability from both the long distance athlete and explosive athlete. We have found our inspiration from a classic place where champions have competed and worked out over the years. We brought track and field athlete Malin for a photo shoot to the amazing stadium “Slottskogsvallen”.
At Slottskogsvallen in Gothenburg, the scents from the flowery treas of the park “Slottskogen” are mixed with the scents from the track in the stadium. The architecture with its wooden siluett is unique and you can feel history of this place when gazing up into the stands. “Vallen” was first opened in 1923 and this was the place where famous runner Gunder Hägg started his amazing series of world records in 1942 as he ran the English mile in a new World Record of 4:06.2. In this stadium we also have a part of our own history with many medals from The Swedish Championships and other meetings by our team over the years.
Amazing performances require amazing performance wear. Athletes have high demands on fabrics and fitting in order to run faster, jump higher and longer. We have developed the Vallen Black Bra and Vallen Black Tights together with athletes to create the perfect garments for sports. With the best characteristics in fibres, flexibility and fitting, these garments are made for endurance and speed at the track or in the gym. The collection is made from a fabric knitted in Sweden that is both sustainable and that absorbs moisture.
We brought long jumper and triple jumper Malin Marmbrandt to Slottskogsvallen for a workout in the sun. With the personal records of 6.50m/13.11 m she is an explosive and strong athlete. She tested the Vallen Black Bra och Vallen Black Tights. After a quick warmup in the bra and Norr Mälarstrand Tights Wine red she did some running drills with different combinations followed bu different jump drills both on the track and in the stands. Malin is fast and the 4-way stretch fits her athletic body very well. Malin is 166 cm tall and wears Small.
Developing this premium 4-way stretch fabric, we have had help from a local partner here in the Swedish fabric district Sjuhärad. Here we have developed premium fabrics for sports since 1965 and we have high demands on quality and functionality. Being local in our production minimises shipping and travelling and that is good because we want to run today and we want to run tomorrow. Vallen Black Collection fits the explosive athlete as well as the athlete running many miles and needs a garment that breathes and that can transport liquids.
At YMR Track Club we love classic arenas and Slottskogsvallen is a huge part of our history with a special place in our heart. That is why this collection is named “Vallen”. The colours work perfectly with the rest of our collection of performance wear. We hope you like the new collection!
Photo: Kristian Sahlberg
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