Bali Training Camp Athlete Report
GPC Squad love to travel to different locations for training camp. This is the third time that Kate & Stephane have taken a group to Bali, and it gets better each time. This year we travelled out of Denpasar / Kuta area near the Barat National Park. The roads were quieter, a fantastic pool to lap swim in, running trails and access to some amazing natural environments & local villages. The Naya Gawana resort was five star and we felt extremely welcome & cared for.
Don’t take our word for it, see what this year’s athletes have to say.
Bali camp was the ideal time to concentrate on training without the daily chores from home. The program was well suited for all abilities & the location ideal without many tourists giving us the whole pool to ourselves. Facilities were clean food was great and all drinking water filtered. The camp was a great opportunity to get to know other squad members better. The coaches were always there to assist with any issues etc. great also to have a casual surf with Kate and Steph to break up the training. Highly recommend this training camp for good preparation on a upcoming triathlon event. Thanks coaches for your guidance and support. Definitely will be coming back with the squad next time as the burgers and Bintang suited me just fine. Mike Hughes
I think the location and the people made this camp, it was a pleasure to experience and get to know this group of people. The location Naya Gawana resort, is located in a beautiful part of Bali most tourist never experience. Secluded and remote, it made for a relaxing environment and the perfect base for a training camp. The hospitality of the locals, the well thought out program and schedule have made it a truely enjoyable week of relaxation and training. Both Steph and Kate have managed to achieve the perfect balance between training and relaxing. The highlight of the running was the national park and exploring and finding new places to run. For me it has been all about getting away from my normal routine and training hard but being able to go back with a good frame of mind knowing I have achieved a good base of training and had a holiday too. Craig Williams
Bali training camp was an amazing and challenging experience. There were many firsts for me, first triathlon training camp with the GPC crew, first time to Bali, first time group riding. A highlight of the trip was our “snorkel swim” over the reef at Menjangan island. Throughout the camp I felt well supported and was pushed to challenge my bike skills and fitness. I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure and am looking forward to my next camp! Thanks Coach Kate and Coach Steph! Rachel Painter
Firstly my thanks to the coaches for the support, encouragement, and along with other crew members the very appreciated tow over many challenging kilometres of riding. The culture is fascinating, the people friendly and welcoming, and they have exceptional driving skills and patience. Finally, if there is another training camp in Bali next year, don’t order the tuna steaks because I think I ate them all. Marcelle Painter
Keep a look out for information on our next training camp in Lorne on Grand Final weekend. Bali training camp is a definite possibility in 2020.