Fiona Quinn - SUP + LEJOG Triathlon, Crossing the Irish Sea, Ignore the Fear Book + Dolphins

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I am thrilled to welcome Fiona Quinn to The Joy of SUP Podcast. Having read her book Ignore The Fear and met her at the Wildbase film evening, I was so excited to finally speak to her about her world record triathlon and the lessons she could share.
Fiona is a keynote speaker, endurance adventurer and entrepreneur.

She became the first woman to complete a length of Britain triathlon in 2018 when she stand up paddleboarded from Lands End to John O'Groats, having already walked and cycled the route.

Taking on her fear of the sea, as well as the demanding logistics of sourcing a boat, crew and funding, she showed what you can achieve when you dare to start before you’re ready and rethink what’s possible.
She faced her fear and lost sight of shore to become the first woman to SUP across the Irish Sea. At the same time she became the first person to SUP the length of Britain on an inflatable board, picking up a hat-trick of world records during this expedition.
When not adventuring Fiona runs Adventure Book Club, sharing stories of adventure and helping others to get outside, as well as running the Action Collective, a 3 month coaching programme for entrepreneurs.
In this episode Fiona talks about:

  • Making sure your adventures speak to what you want + are right for you and not what it looks like to others!
  • Being vulnerable enough to ask everyone for help
  • Keeping things simple and borrowing kit
  • Really pushing herself to the limit
  • Serendipitous moments of joy with dolphins
  • Managing an adventure so you can work around your fears
  • The Corryvreckan Whirlpool
  • Inspiration from Sean Conway and Anna McNuff

You can find Fiona here:
Instagram: @fionalquinn
Facebook: Fiona L Quinn
Twitter: Fiona L Quinn
Website: Fiona Quinn
Buy Ignore the Fear.
Fiona was sponsored by and used a Red Paddle Co inflatable paddleboard.
I hope you enjoyed listening to this episode as much as I did recording it. Having read Fiona's book and followed her online, you'll hear I did get a little star struck!
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Wishing you sunshine and joy, thank you for listening, Jo x
Please always put safety first and get the right advice for your adventures. training + body. Episode recorded December 2020.

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