Black's + The North Face launch Mountain Athletics

Friday, May 6, 2016

On 6th April, the Holbourn Black's store held an event with The North Face (TNF), highlighting their new Mountain Athletics range.  TNF athlete, James Pearson, told his story about becoming a professional climber.  It was sweet, because it was basically the story of how he met his wife and she trained him to become a stellar rock climber.
James telling us about his journey
After hearing James, we headed out with TNF trainers to run the streets of London and get an effective workout with just our body weight.  Unfortunately, both parks were closed so we ended up on the pavement on the north bank of the Thames along the Embankment.  It was tough being only one of three girls, with tons of guys, but I held my own (aside from the press ups).  It was fun racing through 5-6 exercises per set doing as many rounds as we could in a few minutes.  It was a great workout, followed by a recovery run back to the store.

I was lucky enough to get Pulse leggings, Graphic Play Hard vest top, Motivation 1/4 zip top, which are 3 of the 9 pieces from The North Face's new Mountain Leisure line.  The idea behind the line is to get outdoors and train for something.  I found the Motivation top to be really soft and breathable during my workout with the TNF trainer. There was a bit of wind along the river and the sun had set by the time we started moving.  I am going to wear the pieces a few more times before I give a proper review so check back next month for the scoop.  On my trip to Cairo and Istanbul, I ended up wearing the Motivation top nearly every day, as the nights were quite cool.

It was very kind of The North Face and Black't to invite me to this fun evening.  I look forward to exploring more of the outdoors in and around London in my new Mountain Athletics kit.  Luckily, high elevations are not required to have fun.

The Motivation top I have been enjoying

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