Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Summer Solstice Row 21st June

Hello all, I hope you have been enjoying the warmer weather in the UK.
To help boost your 2019 season metres there is an individual challenge next week on the 21st June to celebrate the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice Challenge.

The Details
  • Row, ski or ride 21,000 metres on June 21.
  • Note: BikeErg metres are counted as half when applied to the challenge.
  • Metres can be done all at once in one workout (Set Up a Single Distance Workout) or over several workouts throughout the day.
  • If you add 97 metres to row/ski 21,097 metres, or a half-marathon, it needs to be rowed/skied all at once in order to qualify to be a ranked piece.
  • This is an individual challenge. (You do not need to belong to a team to participate.)
  • Metres must be entered online.
  • Indoor rower, SkiErg, BikeErg, on water and on snow metres count. You can combine metres to reach 21,000 metres.
Who is going to join in the keep fit fun?

Sunday, 15 April 2018

WEC 2018 Final Week!

Hello folks. I hope you have all enjoyed the final week of the World Erg Challenge. In the UK we have had the craziest spring weather for years with freezing snowy temperatures followed by rain, fog and finally sunshine! The saying goes April showers followed by May flowers.

On the final day we have finished in 17th place out of 357 teams, which places us in the top 5%! Nice work team.

Individual achievements from team mates are as follows:

Awesome work team. You have worked hard this challenge helping us into the top twenty teams in the world.

If you filter the teams by virtual with 21-50 members we are 2nd in the world!

The next team challenge isn't until 15th September - 15th October but there will be plenty of individual challenges to keep us busy in the mean time:

Row 2000m with one minute rest
500m with two minutes rest
500m with three minutes rest
Finish with 500m

Thanks for your hard work and energy team! We are on a roll x

Monday, 9 April 2018

WEC 2018 Week Three

How have you all been? I hope you have enjoyed the longer Easter weekend last week and have scoffed all those Easter eggs already. Luckily we need that extra springtime energy for the last stretch of the World Erg Challenge.

We are currently in 17th place out of 356 world-wide teams. We are sandwiched between Final Results Fitness (a team 114 ergers strong!) and Team Ruderathelet who are a similar size to us.
We need to hold out until Sunday if we don't want to drop any places or dig deep and smash out a few extra metres to row past Final Results Fitness.

Team Achievements are as follows:

Have fun this week and don't forget to tag me / email / Facebook me with any PB's or erging achievements you have encountered during the WEC 2018.

See you at the finish line on Sunday 15th April!

Sunday, 1 April 2018

WEC 2018 Week Two & Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter (if you celebrate it)!

Onto the review of the second week of the World Erg Challenge and we are in 17th place out of 353 world-wide teams placing us in the top 5%!
Onto some fun news, Edward J celebrated his birthday on the 30th March. Happy Birthday Edward!
We have been rowing hard again over the past fortnight and at the halfway point of the challenge so tighten up your feet straps and keep erging!

Awesome work from our regular members and newbies alike:

Sunday, 25 March 2018

WEC 2018 Week One

Ten days into the World Erg Challenge and we have rowed our way into the top 20 world-wide teams.

We have collectively rowed nearly 2 million metres with an average of  42k each. 44 team mates has signed up to the competition and 39 have uploaded metres to contribute to the team totals.

The top ten team mates are erging hard and have achieved the following individual achievements:

Keep erging folks and I'll see you here for the weekly update next Sunday! 

Sunday, 18 March 2018

WEC 2018 First Few Days

On day three of the World Erg Challenge we are in 17th place out of 225 teams.

20 team mates have uploaded metres and we have erged 428,832 metres so far and look set to hit one million metres by the end of the week.

Individual achievements are below:

Have you any personal challenges you are working on during this competition?
Share them here or on the Facebook team page to get some support and encouragement from fellow ETT'ers!
Looking forward to rowing with you again this challenge team mates.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

World Erg Challenge 2018 starts tomorrow!

Get signed up folks! The World Erg Challenge starts tomorrow until the 15th April.
Please join the rest of the ETT'ers for a fitness packed month of erging. Beat some PB's or just get back into the routine of regular rowing again. All abilities and ages welcome as always.

Follow this link to find out more and log into your C2 logbooks to sign up.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

VTC 2018 Completed!

After a few days of rest we can reflect back upon the first team challenge of 2018. We worked well as a team and collectively uploaded over 6,600,00 metres!
We finished in 23rd position out of 566 world-wide teams which places us in the top 4%. Pretty darn good huh?!

Onto individual achievements from ETT:

Our top team mate and sole member of the 400k club, Ken M rowed his way to pole position with 421k. Excellent work there Ken we are so impressed with your dedication!

In second place, Nick W was close behind Ken with 380k and Rob D took third place with 354k. David H and Andy S also enjoyed the kudos of the 300k club with 348k and 322k respectively. What a brilliant achievement in one month of indoor rowing!

The 200k club turned into an all mens fitness club with Tomasz, 284k, Beate, 270k, Phil H, 251k, David G, 240k, Mike B, 226k, Richard C, 222k and Mark B 201k churning out some amazing results!

The most rowdy club has to be the infamous 100k club!
Such party animals in this crowd starting with Steve C (only 5k away from the 200k club!), Hans, 162k, Hector, 141k, Jim M, 136k, Diggy, 127k, Julie S (our top performing female!) 126k, Jeff K, 121k, Preston, 120k, Joe S, 120k, Caroline, 113k, Harmut, 112k, Jeff D, 110k, Mike P, 108k, Susanne, 104k, Rainer, 101k, Lance P, 101k, Les J, 100k.
Nice work there ETT'ers!

The nearly 100k club was lead by Stephen H followed by Jan, Edward J, Freek and Emma H. Great effort everyone!

Finally the remaining team mates have contributed between 70k - 15k. Thanks so much for your metres starting with Larry, John B, Mike S, Jurjen, Andrew H, Norman, John S, Anne, Leslie, Allan, Evan, John B, Milan (our youngest contributor on this challenge at 17 years!) Alan T, Neil, Mike F, Mark K, Peter, Andrew, Susan and Bouke!
You are all awesome!

That's a wrap for another Virtual Team Challenge! You all deserve a good chill out this weekend and you have time to either totally chill or get fighting fit for the World Erg Challenge starting on 15th March until 15th April.

Thanks so much for being part of Empty the Tanks.
We just wouldn't be the team we are without all your hard work ETT'ers.
Erging hard(ish) since 2009!

Sunday, 28 January 2018

VTC 2018 Week Four

We are in the final stretch of the Virtual Team Challenge in 23rd place out of 562 teams.

We have three more days to make a difference to the standings. I will post my final update with individual achievements on the final day of the challenge on Wednesday 31st January.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

VTC 2018 Week Three

In week three of the competition we are in 23rd place out of 562 teams.

We have rowed over 4 million metres collectively in 21 days.

Individual achievements are as follows:

We move into the final stretch of the competition in the next few days.
Row strong and keep Team Ruderathlet on their toes. Maybe we can nudge Indoor Rowing Islas Baleares away from 22nd place?