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The Crew

OCEAN REVIVAL 2020 | MEET THE TEAM

Matt Mason

Matt is a serving Royal Marine Commando; he has completed three tours of Afghanistan, Counter Piracy and Narcotic Operations in the Middle East, as well as training multiple foreign forces around both Africa and the Gulf.

He has recently been on the Channel 4 TV programme ‘Hunted’ giving the Hunters a real run for their money! The show airs in January 2019 and promises to be a favourite for TV viewers.

Matt also completed a Mid Atlantic Ocean row in 2014, in a time of 32 days
and 22 hours.

This crossing gained a world record speed for the fastest 8- man crew to row an ocean. On top of this, Matt has cycled all over Europe, including London to Rome, Amsterdam to Budapest and London to Paris.

Matt is always setting himself a challenge which most recently saw him swim the 10-mile length of Lake Windermere without a wet suit, all raising money for various charities. Matt lives with his wife Lindsay and son Harry in North Devon and spends his spare time driving them nuts with his next crazy adventure!

Joel McGlynn

Joel is a former Royal Marine Commando who served in Afghanistan with Matt, Ian and Dom. Now working for Northumbrian Water, Joel is an unbelievable athlete, having recently completed the Welsh IronMan for the first time, he hopes to qualify for the IronMan World Championships next year. He has a huge passion for the outdoors and actively pursues hobbies such as bouldering, slack lining, cycling, fell running, swimming and many more. Joel has recently launched a podcast under the name of Growth Over Comfort, with the aim of trying to encourage people to welcome change into their lives and to go out and pursue their passions. An ardent Northerner, Joel celebrates everything the North East has to offer, believing it is a region that tends to float under the radar, even though it is packed full of talent. Joel’s main focus however, is his daughter Honey; he says ‘I do all of this in the hope of being a role model to my amazing daughter Honey, and I would like to believe that when she grows older, she won’t fear stepping out of the comfort zone.’

Dom Rogers

Dom is a former Royal Marine Commando who completed a tour of Afghanistan, an Arctic Warfare Survival Package and numerous Mountain training packages in his 5 years of service.

He is now a Project Manager for a National based Industrial Resin Flooring Company, Milestone Flooring.
Away from work, Dom enjoys outdoor activities such as Walking, Camping,
Skiing and has most recently completed canoeing the Great Glen Coe canoe trail, from Fort William to the end of the Loch Ness, in Inverness. Most importantly for Dom, is spending quality time with his wife Hannah and two young boys, Oliver and Cameron.

Taking his two boys camping and teaching them about the outdoors and respecting nature is something he tries to in still at every opportunity. Hoping they grow up with strong values and basic discipline, is very important to him.

Ian Clinton

Ian is a former Royal Marine Commando who served in 45 commando alongside Matt, Joel and Dom. Following leaving the Royal Marines, Ian worked as a maritime security consultant on anti-piracy in the Somali Basin and the Indian Ocean. He now works as an offshore NDT technician.

He has just returned from taking a year out to travel which saw him taking on some incredible feats such as trekking to Everest Base Camp, Cycling 1000 miles around South Korea, a 100 mile kayak expedition in the Philippines and bagging various mountain/volcano summits across Asia and the Indian Himalayas.

Ian relishes in the physical challenges in life; proven by taking on his first 50-mile ultra marathon last year and achieving 1st place. He has also competed in various triathlons and marathons with his greatest achievement being Ironman Wales, finishing 13th in his age category. An outdoor enthusiast with other hobbies such as cycling, rowing, climbing, camping and many more.

Ian lives in the North East of England with his girlfriend Hannah, who has recently introduced him to her love of the underwater world through scuba diving. He has witnessed the problem of plastic pollution both under and above water and is an advocate of the say no to plastic cause.