Training destination favoured by the Brownlee Brothers and Victoria PendletonHuman Race, the UK’s largest and most diverse mass - participation sports events co mpany has announced a partnership with Swit zerland as its official training destination. This is first time the events company has engaged in such a partnership, as Human Race believe Switzerland has so much to offer its participants, from high class training to beautiful sc enery.
The fact that Switzerland offers incredible training facilities for sports
such as open water swimming, running, triathlon and cycling make it a fantastic
train for Human Race events. It is
also really easy to get to
being just over an hour’s flight from many UK airports.
system in the country is
and they are happy to welcome passengers
who may be carrying bicycles, training gear etc.
The 4 Swiss regions Graubünden, Valais, Bern – Bernese Oberland and Lucerne will showcase what type of active holiday they offer to the Human Race community.
Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee have trained in Switzerland for the past 4 summers and have ci ted the quality training at altitude as a factor in helping them both to achieve Olympic triathlon success in 2012.
Alistair said: “ It’s an amazing place to train and we’ve had a great e xperience each time we ’ ve been. ”
Jonny added: “ Both of us have respo nded really well to training at altitude and spending a month in St Moritz each summer has been brilliant. ”
Double Olympic Champion V ictoria Pendleton is another success story who benefitted from training in Switzerland. Victor ia lived and trained in Aigl e from 2002 - 2003 and has been an enthusiast for what the country can offer ever since.
She said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time living and training in Switzerland and have enjoyed returning to the country for training and also ski holidays more recently.
“Switzerla nd offers the best in road riding and is also fantastic for training at altitude. The scenery is spectacular and it is only a short flight from the UK so it makes it an ideal destination for an active break.”