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Meet the Epic Life team!

Cliff Meaden - Managing Director

It’s safe to say that Cliff loves being on the water, whether tutoring young people on a river SUP session, helping upskill technique for a kayaker or training paddlesport coaches. Cliff is also recognised as a leading expert helping people train for Channel crossings, river expeditions and water challenges all over the world.

… and that’s still not the end of Cliff’s skills! He’s also a qualified Yacht Master Ocean and Powerboat Instructor .

If Cliff has any free time (not a lot!) he’ll be found outdoors with his walking boots on, just seeing where they take him or out on his board surfing some waves on the South coast. On one occasion, he even paddled around the whole Isle of Wight, all 67 miles, in only 11 hours!

As soon as he’s off the water or down from the hills, Cliff heads straight for the kettle and a good cup of Earl Grey!

Julie Poole - Instructor

Julie is based mainly at our River Medway site and runs not only our fun intro sessions, but also heads up our fitness sessions. She has a military and fitness background, and brings a whole world of experience to her role. She is an inspiring character and loves working with people whatever their aims and goals.

When Julie has any free time you will find her running, exercising, skiing in the winter or enjoying paddling on the river.

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