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Ashley takes on Great Ocean Road Trek

Ashley Baveas

 

The Great Ocean Road Trek is a tough challenge that Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Ashley Baveas, is excited to take on.

 

Now in its fifth year, the trek covers 100km from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles and raises vital funds and awareness for diabetes.

 

Ashley has been an exercise physiologist for 10 years, half of which she has worked at Diabetes NSW and ACT.

 

She will be joining this year's trek as co-leader, bringing along her knowledge of exercise, health and diabetes to better support participants.

 

"Last April, I took on a nine-day trek to Annapurna Basecamp, Nepal. It's amazing how empowered you can feel when you're in nature, challenging your limits. It was a very humbling experience."

 

The Great Ocean Road Trek's terrain varies greatly from day to day, with walking tracks through the bush, in rainforests, along the beach, across creeks, on boardwalks and up steps.

 

Spectacular views and native wildlife are just some of the highlights. But it's a tough walk; the days are around 20km each, with plenty of valleys and hills to conquer.

 

While it is a big physical and mental challenge for participants, the trek is made easier with airport transfers, bus shuttles, accommodation and catering all included.

 

Past participants have described the experience as "amazing," "a great achievement," "loved it all," "once-in-a-lifetime," "wonderful," and "challenging!"

 

"I'm very much looking forward to this next adventure on the Great Ocean Road," says Ashley.

 

Would you like to join Ashley on this year's trek?

 

Click here to download your Great Ocean Road Trek information pack or get in touch with our fundraising team by calling 1800 177 055 or email fundraising@diabetesqld.org.au.

 

If you can't participate this year, why not let your clients know about the Great Ocean Road Trek?

 

It could just be the motivation they're looking for.

 

With six months of training still available, the trek offers them an achievable goal if they are only just starting out with walking. They will feel fantastic when they reach the Twelve Apostles!

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