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The Joy of SUP Podcast

'We rise by lifting others' Jo Moseley - The Joy of SUP Podcast

I am proud and honoured to have been invited on to the Joy of SUP podcast to chat with Jo. Here's a little bit about me and the link to the Podcast!

My love of the outdoors grew with me from a young age when we would go for hikes for my little legs, through woodland, farmland, fields, or by the lakes and rivers. If we weren’t walking, we were cycling miles along dirt tracks in the Hertfordshire villages or playing outside. I can't tell you how much I dislike being inside! ‘Outside is the best side’ and where I feel that sparkle, that warm feeling. 18 years ago, I moved to Bedford, a short walk away from the river and the country park and knew instantly that being closer to nature felt better, years went by where I enjoyed these blue and green spaces by myself and with

friends and family. Returning from holiday several years ago, I had a SUP taster session on my local river, the River Great Ouse and I was hooked! After spending as much time as I could on the water and attending different SUP courses and clinics, I decided to go for my SUP Instructor Qualification with ASI and now… Heron and Hush is heading into it’s third year! There’s nothing I love more than seeing those smiles at the end of a session and the incredible effect being on the water has on everyone, from the soothing and calming moments where we connect with nature to the fun and frolics we have.

Heron and Hush has grown so much, through some tough times! I think we provide something for everyone, new experiences, edging out of your comfort zone with that support and knowledge on hand.. I want to make SUP accessible for everyone in a way that they enjoy and have the most fun!

In this episode we talk about:

  • Founding Heron and Hush

  • Becoming an ASI instructor

  • Fundraising for RED January with Sport in MIND with our REDy Set Paddle for RED January events

  • FACES Bedford - a charity supporting local families

  • Holding Planet Patrol Clean-ups

  • Running specialist race clinics with Starboard TeamRacer Ben Pye

  • Weekly SUPper Club and lessons for beginners and improvers

  • Taking part in the Trent 100

  • Working with Anu and the team at Paddleboarding London

  • SUP Surf skills weekends with Daddyboards Scott McGlashan

  • SUP Staycations in Wales, sponsored by Panda Boardsport

  • Creating communities and friendship through SUP for everyone

You can also find this episode and all the Joy of SUP Podcasts on Spotify and Apple

Find Lesley here: Instagram and Facebook @heronandhush

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