The adventures of a DeskLodger!

Jamie Ellis
April 8, 2018
The adventures of a DeskLodger!

DeskLodger newbie Fiona Quinn is an adventurer, she is a record-breaking stand-up paddle boarder and also runs the Adventure Book Club encouraging others to plan their own adventures. Find out more below......

Have you ever tried to stand up paddleboard (SUP) on the sea?

Imagine strong winds, huge swell and challenging tidal conditions, plus a 4-day sea crossing over to Ireland and you'll have an idea of what Fiona's got in store on her next adventure.

This April she'll set off from Lands End and paddle 800 miles up the British coast and into the record books, to become the first and fastest person to SUP the length of Britain (no one has ever attempted this before). In doing so she'll also become the first woman to complete a length of Britain triathlon, having walked and cycled LEJOG last year.

As if 3 world records weren't enough, before she heads down to Cornwall Fiona took on the Three Lakes Challenge. Similar to the 3 Peaks, she paddled the length of the longest lakes in England, Scotland and Wales!



If you follow Fiona on Instagram you’ll know that the pursuit of cake is usually at the forefront of her mind, but that doesn’t mean she’s one to shy away when the going gets tough.  Halfway through her 993 mile walk Fiona overcame tendinitis and 5 days off on crutches, then upped her daily mileage by 50% to cover 30 miles a day for 6 days straight in order to make up for the time off.

When she's not adventuring Fiona runs Adventure Book Club, offering adventurous reads and a supportive community to help you plan your own adventures, and you'll often find her on the 5th floor at Desklodge. Having moved to Bristol just 10 weeks ago she chose Desklodge for it's social community and loves the chance to get to know more people locally.

If you'd like to get in touch with Fiona drop her an email or join her for a paddle at the weekend.