Tove Alexandersson

WORLD CHAMPIONS IN FOUR DIFFERENT SPORTS

Tove Alexandersson is an outstanding athlete who is ranked number one in four different sports: orienteering, ski orienteering, sky running and ski alpinism. She has won countless WC golds and is considered one of our most historic orienteers.

Tove has been part of the Silva family since 2014 and was an important part of our product development when we developed the Arc Jet compass series.

Merits
15 WC gold in orienteering
10 WC gold in ski orienteering
1 WC gold in sky running
1 WC gold in ski alpinism

Tove Alexandersson

ORIENTING & SKI ORIENTING

Your best destination in the world?
New Zealand. It's an incredible country to adventure in! I still have a lot to discover in New Zealand so I would love to go back and experience more.

How much do you exercise?
Approximately 600-650 hours per year or 9-12 shifts per week. I usually give myself one rest day per week when I let go of everything to do with training. Then I can relax or I spend those days traveling to competitions as I often compete on weekends. I have kept a training diary since I was 15 years old and there I have documented each training session in minutes, heart rate zones, distance and if I did intervals or maybe running or cycling or something. It should be fun to train and I want to give myself the right conditions to be able to perform in competition.

Why did you start orienteering?
I grew up with orienteering in my family, so it was natural for me to also start orienteering. One reason why I love orienteering is that it is so varied; new courses and different types of terrain. I never know what to expect. I enjoy being out in nature and orienteering is challenging both physically and mentally.

Tove's favourite products

TOVE ON Arc Jet

When do you use Arc Jet?
I use Arc Jet for all orienteering training and competition. 

What do you think about Arc Jet?
Arc Jet has an incredibly fast and stable needle and a neat design that makes it perfect for high-speed orienteering. 

To whom would you recommend Arc Jet?
Arc Jet is an awesome compass to navigate fast and safely in the forest.

TOVE ON SPECTRA O

When do you use Spectra O? 
I use Spectra O when it’s dark outside but I still want as much light as possible. Especially during night orienteering when the conditions demand a lot of light and the headlamp really needs to perform. It is also a great choice for ski mountaineering, trail biking and other activities when I go full speed even though it is dark. 

What do you think about Spectra O? 
Spectra O has an astonishing light beam but it is still rather low in weight. The light beam is just right where I need it the most. 

Who would you recommend Spectra O to? 
I would recommend Spectra O to anyone who wants to maintain the same speed during the dark hours as you do in daylight. 

How often do you workout?
Approximately 600-650 hours per year or 9-12 sessions per week. Each week I have 1 restday when I’m ‘off duty’ and can just relax or travel to a new competition. My races are often during weekends. I have kept an training diary since I was 15 where I write how long each session takes, pulse zones, distance, type of session (interval, running or biking etc.) Training is all about enjoyment and creating the ultimate conditions in which to perform well in races.

Your best career memory so far?
To run the World Championships ‘at home’ in Strömstad. Amazing terrain and tracks and it went quite for me. I had really looked forward to the race, I was nervous but also so keen.

there is always more to discover

Rosanna Buchauer

ULTRA RUNNING

Aroa Sio

ULTRA RUNNING

Gustav Bergman

ORIENTATION