The Joy of SUP - The Paddleboarding Sunshine Podcast

Clare Rutter - #ShePaddles Canoe Wales, LGBTQ+ Champion, Mental Health + A Lockdown Tour

May 14, 2021 Jo Moseley Season 2 Episode 3
The Joy of SUP - The Paddleboarding Sunshine Podcast
Clare Rutter - #ShePaddles Canoe Wales, LGBTQ+ Champion, Mental Health + A Lockdown Tour
Show Notes

I am so thrilled to welcome Clare Rutter to The Joy of SUP Podcast! 

Clare, a graduate with a working background in Youth Work and Justice, is an Outdoor Activities &+ Paddlesports Instructor at Adventure Beyond & Cardigan Bay Active based on the beautiful West Wales coastline and a keen volunteer. 

She holds roles within both the UK Scout Association and  Canoe Wales, is an Emergency Responder for the British Red Cross, a paddlesports Event Leader for the mental health in the outdoors charity ‘Black Dog Outdoors’, a Brand Ambassador for Moose Paddle Clothing + a national community champion for LGBTQ+ matters. 

Clare is most widely known in the UK as the British Canoeing #ShePaddles Ambassador for Canoe Wales, writes for paddle and non-paddle magazines + her weekly online #ShePaddlesSaturday posts,

In 2020, despite the global pandemic, Clare was the driving force behind the launch + rise of #ShePaddles Cymru, in its 1st year, onto the Welsh women’s paddling scene. 

Together with Canoe Wales she had a very successful Wales-wide ‘On Tour’ programme that resulted in over 250 new & beginner women + girls hitting the water, gaining their British Canoeing Paddle Start Award.  1 in 2 becoming full ‘On the Water’ members of Canoe Wales. Clare won the Volunteer of the Year Award.

Clare’s lifelong passion for paddlesports + now SUP has proved vital in her recovery and contributed towards her positive mental health after sustaining a lifechanging Traumatic Brain Injury just four years ago.  She loves camping, travelling, hiking, geocaching, photography and videography.


Social Media:

Facebook: clarerutter.DBA

Twitter: clare_rutter



British Canoeing – 

Canoe Wales –  

#ShePaddlesCymru: #ShePaddlesCymru Facebook group

Brand Ambassador: Moose Paddle Clothing – 

SUP: iRocker All-round 10’ 6’’, 2019 edition – 

Camera: GoPro Hero 8 – 



British Red 

Black Dog

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