Bali is an expensive place !!
I tell myself every year to be careful when I go to Bali, but I still get caught paying astronomical amounts for nothing.
Next time : I will use a "pirate" taxi from the airport or arrange in advance for the hotel to do it for free.
Next time : I will get in and out of Bali as fast as I can.
We have been to Bali many times now and every time I end up in a daze wondering how I finished so much money (eg 3 days expenses at Bali was the same as for 7 days in Spain).
Its very important that your Hotel is very close to the race start as you need to clear your tummy on race morning, go back for a shower, that its convenient for your loved ones etc. Our Hotel (Kuta Station and Spa) was just across the road. Having your Hotel nearby is key to having a good or bad race.
- Seah Ban Kiat 2 hours 47 min
- Prof Dr Ghazali 3 hours 0 min
- Jessie 3 hours 0 min
- Sofian 3 hours 5 min
- Thong 4 hours 15 min
|The five Malaysian 10 km finishers|
|10 km Results|
I was almost last, as usual
Seah Ban Kiat is my long time sports buddy now working in Qatar (where I was until recently). He was on holiday in Malaysia and a casual question, "where is the swimming pool?" became, man lets go to Bali this weekend.
My past 3 years performance:
2015 3 hours 34 min 8.6 km 2:29 / 100 m
2016 4 hours 17 min 11.2 km 2:17 / 100 m
2017 3 hours 5 min 9.7 km 1:54 / 100 m
|2 July 2017|
|We always love the last finisher, Thong Kok Leong|
|Goofing around at the Podium|
|Briefing by Chief Lifeguard amidst the nice setting of the Bali Garden Beach Resort|
|10 km about to start. As usual less than 20 participants|
|Giving a little something to the Lifeguard, |
which we do every year
|Giving a little something to the Bali Sports Foundation through|
Rodney Holt, the Race Director
|Finishing the 10 km.|
Very safe, two kayaks were shadowing me for the last lap