Friday May 29, 2020

Taking on the start-up challenger

Launching a start-up is supposed to be a terrifying and exhausting process that is filled with unforeseen obstacles and pitfalls. But for Avril Copeland, it must seem like child’s play compared to being chased through the Ecuadorean rainforest by a c

1st March, 2015
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Avril Copeland,adventure racer Picture: Will Ramos

A former junior hockey international, Copeland is one of Ireland’s most experienced adventure racers. A sort of extreme-sports version of orienteering, adventure racing requires competitors to trek across some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world using bicycles, kayaks and willpower.

As part of Team Ireland, Copeland took part in the 2014 World Championships in Ecuador last November. Over seven consecutive days, they had to navigate over 700 kilometres from the Andes,...

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