About Lisa de Speville

Adventure racing author, athlete and founder of FEAT (Fascinating Expedition ad Adventure Talks) and ar.co.za, Lisa is keenly interested in anything related to outdoor adventure, especially orienteering and trail running.

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Off to Abu Dhabi

Ready for Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge After six months of preparation with my new team, we’re ready for Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge. I’m racing with Steven Erasmus, Lizelle van der Merwe and Lizelle Smit. We packed our crates this afternoon Sunday 5 December and will hit the airport by 10h30 tomorrow (Monday). We arrive in Abu Dhabi at midnight and will be picked up and taken to the race hotel. The hotel is the Park […]

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Pricey perspective: are AR entry fees realistic?

Pricey perspective: entry fees Shelling out cold, hard-earned cash to participate in events is a fact of event participation. It is also a factor that limits participation because the entry fee is only part of the equation – there’s travel, food and accommodation to add on top of this.

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Location, location, location in adventure racing

I’m not crazy about the wet and cold and my constitution doesn’t hold up to rolling swell on the open ocean; this explains why you are unlikely to find me doing a race in a wintery Scotland and I hesitate to enter a local event on the Wild Coast if it features a large sea kayaking leg. Race location is an important participation decider as it sets the seasonal, climatic (temperature, humidity, weather condition – […]

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