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.
Row, ski or ride 21,000 metres on June 21.
Note: BikeErg metres are counted as half when applied to the challenge.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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!