Martin and his bestie, the high-speed RIB boat, was an important part of our media team during the race. Criss-crossing the world’s largest archipelago, he safely and smoothly took the media team with the mission to not miss any important part of the competition coverage.
Having time to be in “all places at the same time” turned out to be the biggest challenge, and in between, trying to get some well-deserved sleep was too much to ask for. The greatest experience of the days at sea was the enthusiasm, positivity and fighting spirit of the entire organization behind the competition.
“Fantastic! And to see the leading team climbing down towards the water before the final swim towards Landsort, at dawn with the sunrise in the background made its mark, it was insanely beautiful!”
What were your duties during the One Water Race?
Me and the boat were part of the media team, I was the skipper and the boat was MB1 (Media Boat 1.) Which meant that the main task was to transport a media team documenting the competition. We drove between the different teams around the clock, to film, take pictures and to do interviews, etc. There was also a lot of other transporting of maps, fellow runners, memory cards, etc.
What was the biggest challenge during the race?
To have time to be in “all places at the same time” and at the same time manage to get some sleep.
What was the greatest experience/memory you take with you?
The enthusiasm, positivity and fighting spirit of the entire organization behind the competition, fantastic! There are several good memories, but the memory of seeing the leading team climb down to the water before the final swim towards Landsort with the dawn/sunrise in the background is very strong, it was really nice!
What do you do when not being part of the OWR-organization?
I like to be outdoors. Willingly accept activities that take place in the archipelago or in the mountains and take every chance I get to drive a boat. I have driven various commercial boat traffic before in the form of charter, passenger, and goods transport. I have commercial licenses FBVIII, MBVIII and HSF. I like this type of competition as my own exercise consists of similar activities, swimming, running, and cycling, however not in triathlon form but one discipline at a time (and not as far 😊). In winter, cycling is replaced by skiing, skating and alpine skiing.
In my “ordinary” life, I run an engineering company in the energy sector together with a few others.