Sunday, 14 January 2018

VTC 2018 Week Two

We are in 25th place out of 534 that puts us in the top 5% of world-wide teams. We have collectively rowed 2,578,359 metres which is an average of 46k each.

Individual achievements are as follows:

Keep up the great work folks!
On to week three the most challenging part of the competition where the holiday break is a distant memory but your metres will be mounting up to support the team! You can do it!

Sunday, 7 January 2018

VTC 2018 Week One

We have started the year with 51 team mates signed up to the Virtual Team Challenge 2018 and 40 team mates have contributed metres.
Over one million metres have been rowed by ETT'ers and we are in 23rd position out of 443 world-wide teams. That's in the top 5%!

Individual achievements in week one are as follows:

Keep up the great work folks!

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year ETT'ers!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and I hope you will all join us in starting 2018 with the Virtual Team Challenge which runs from the 1st January to the 31st January. Log onto your online C2 logbook to sign up by clicking either the Challenge or Team tabs (the button to press looks like the screen-shot below but on your own logbook)
There is also a new individual challenge called January Revolutions where you pledge to achieve set goals during the month of January. You can read more about it here or log onto your online logbook and find out for yourself.

January Revolutions Goals
You can choose from time, Calories or consistency—try to workout as many days as possible in January! Each type of goal has two different levels. Select your goal from the Challenges page of your Logbook after December 1. Then all you need to do is enter your workouts in your Logbook as you normally would, and your progress will be tracked on the Challenges page. Unlike most of our individual challenges, you need to opt-in to participate.

Name Description
The Streak Row, ski or ride for 20 days in January
The Stretch Row, ski or ride every day in January
The Haul Row, ski or ride for 15 hours in January
The Long Haul Row, ski or ride for 30 hours in January
The Burn Row, ski or ride 10,000 Calories in January
The Big Burn Row, ski or ride 20,000 Calories in January

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Christmas and Holiday Challenge Update

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas fellow ETT'ers!

I hope you all get the chance to enjoy time with your family and friends with lots of fun, food and festivities. It has been a fantastic year rowing with you all this year, ETT wouldn't be the team it is without the camaraderie and support of such awesome team mates.

Did you manage to reach your 100k or 200k Holiday Challenge?
I just managed to sneak into the 100k today and hastily uploaded my metres today to qualify for the certificate and contribute to the charities selected by C2.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Holiday Challenge 2017

Towards the end of November you have the change to get involved in an individual challenge the details are as follows:
23rd November – 24th December

  • Row, ski and/or ride 100,000 metres or 200,000 meters from November 23 to 11:59 p.m. December 24.
  • Indoor rower, SkiErg and BikeErg metres only (no on water/on snow meters please). You can combine metres from each machine to reach the challenge goal. Note: Note: BikeErg metres are counted as half when applied to the challenge. Learn more about BikeErg metres below in How To Participate.
  • Support great causes with your metres! Read about this year’s charities below.
  • This is an individual challenge. Teams are not used for this challenge.
  • The Kids' Holiday Challenge allows kids (aged 16 and under) to participate at 50,000 metres.
  • Adaptive athletes can choose to participate at the 50k, 100k, or 200k levels.
  • Deadline for entering metres: 11:59 pm GMT (6:59 pm ET), January 4th.

Holiday Challenge Charities

There's also a charitable giving aspect to the Holiday Challenge. Here's how it works: For every person who rows, skis or rides 100k during the challenge, Concept2 will donate $.02 per kilometre (1000 metres) to your choice of this year's charities. Once you get beyond 100k, we'll donate $.04 per additional kilometre. 
In order for your metres to count, however, you must choose a charity from the front page of your Logbook (or select "Let Concept2 Choose" if you don't have a preference). For kids and adaptive participants, the $.04 rate will take effect at 50k. Note: BikeErg metres count for half the distance when calculating your Holiday Challenge metres and any related donation.
The 2017 charities are:
Looking forward to seeing you all get involved!

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Skeleton Crew 25th - 31st October 2017

25th – 31st October

In honour of Halloween the Skeleton Crew Challenge runs from the 25th - 31st October. It's a great way to earn all that Halloween treats!

The Details

  • Row and/or ski at least 31,000 metres between October 25 and October 31.
  • This is an individual challenge. (You do not need to belong to a team to participate.)
  • Meters must be entered online.
  • Indoor rower and SkiErg meters only (no on water/on snow metres please). You can combine meters from each machine to reach 31,000 metres.
  • Kid's Skeleton Crew Challenge allows kids (aged 16 and under) to participate at 10,000 metres.
  • Adaptive athletes can choose to participate at the 10,000 or 31,000 metre level.

Who Can Participate

Anyone with an online logbook at can participate in this challenge.

Incentives and Rewards

Participants who meet the challenge can enjoy:
  • Name inclusion on the Skeleton Crew Honor Boards.
  • A specially designed downloadable certificate.
  • The option to purchase Skeleton Crew goodies at our third-party fulfillment vendor (availability varies by country).

Sunday, 15 October 2017

FTC 2017 Final Week

It's the final day of the Fall Team Challenge and at the present time we are in 23rd place out of 481 world-wide teams.
We just slipped down behind Rowing for Beer team but we may sneak past them when all our metres have been uploaded over the next two days.

The top ten team mates are as follows:

Dave is still at the top of the team and Emma is our top female rower. Congratulations to you both!
Rob and Andy are so close with only 204 metres between them!
Ken, Les and Mike erged their way into 200k club. Nice one lads.
Hector, Tomasz and Jeff have contributed over 160k+ metres and are the final crew in the top ten.

The next set of team mates have contributed between 150k - 50k

The final set of team mates contributed between 39k - 3k

Thanks for your contributions this challenge team.
The next team event starts on 1st January 2018 to the 31st January.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

FTC 2017 Week Three

This year's Fall Team Challenge is going so fast. We have finished week three and are entering into the final stretch of competition on Monday.

We have slipped into 22nd place out of 481 teams which puts us in the top 5% of teams.

Our top ten team mates week are:

We have our first ever female leader in a team competition. A huge congratulations goes out to Emma!
The rest of the team are all giving it their all. Nice work team.

Keep going gang!
There is only seven more days of competition left. Can we zip past team Timbuktwo in 21st place?

Sunday, 1 October 2017

FTC 2017 Week Two

We are still in 20th place out of 476 world-wide teams that puts us in the top 4% of teams!

Individual team mates have been rowing hard this week with 47 members signed up to the FTC.
42 ETT'ers have uploaded metres contributing to a total of 2,309,198 metres - only 100k behind the Flower City Crossfit team!

The top ten team mates in week two are:

Well done to all, including the rest of the team who are erging away like mad too!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

FTC 2017 Week One

One week into the challenge and we have rowed an impressive 1,297,017 metres which places us in 20th position out of 426 teams. That's the top 5%.

We have a different collective of top ten team mates this week which is interesting:

Jeff is in first place and has smashed through the one million metres in a week.
Tomasz in second place giving him some stiff competition.
Ken M has almost reached 1MM.
James and Hector have rowed 70k+ and our top female Emma is catching them up with 61k.
David, Les, Caroline and Jim are close to and beyond 50k+.

Of the 44 team mates who have signed up for the challenge, 37 have contributed metres.

A big thank you to the following ETT'ers who have uploaded their hard work:

Jim Moldenhauer, Mike Fogel, Jeff Doubleday, Bouke Dieleman, Andy Soyring, Julie Suni, William Doughty, Mike Bode, John Betts, Norman Haas, Gary McCormack, Preston Zale, Edward Jackson, Andrew Lambert, Evan Jenkins, Joseph Smyntek, Robert Ayres, John Bilis, Adrianne Davidson, Tim Adams, Mark Bower, Jurjen Borst, Hartmut Dicke, Larry Williams, Dan Usher, Jan Van Der Horst and Mark Kaehler.

Let's see how we get on in week two. We are only 40k behind Flower City Crossfit team, maybe we can sneak past them this weekend?
Have you any stories / personal bests to share with me?