We met up with runners Ashley and Kevin from New York and went for a run in the city that never sleeps. What a magical run it was! And what a beautiful scenery in our running collection Norr Mälarstrand.
The collection Norr Mälarstrand has a strong connection to one of the world´s most beautiful cities – Stockholm. Despite that, we wanted to see what it looked like in another amazing city – New York! Kevin and Ashley both have a background as runners at Manhattan College and they still run a lot. They warmed up was in our Norr Mälarstrand Tights. Then they both ran in our Norr Mälarstrand Shorts. Kevin tested both the singlet and the t-shirt. Ashley ran in our Head (Bang) Band and the Yes She Can T-shirt Grey melange.
The warm up took place on the Brooklyn side and contained classic warm up drills but also more advanced running drills. Kevin, who is a specialist in trail, but also has a PB of 1.50 in the 800 meters took the lead. Ashley, who´s more of a sprinter with a PB of 24 sec flat turned out to be quite a decent long distant runner as well.
New York is unstoppable! The famous spots, the people and not at least the culture of running. There are runners everywhere and on Williamsburg- and Brooklyn Bridge, runners fight for the space with cyclists and people walking. Our running collection looked great here!
We started in the morning sun. During the running session it felt like our stride fitted into the city pulse perfectly. Some how, everything is a little bit faster in New York. Kevin, who works in construction, told us that construction is boosting in the city again. You work a lot and running makes in possible. Running gets you in shape physically and mentally, he explained.
After a running session in Brooklyn over to Manhattan and back, we ended with a great cup of coffee and a sandwich by the river in Brooklyn Bridge Park. We talked about running, New York and sports fashion. Big thanks to Kevin and Ashley and to New York for the inspiration.
See you soon!