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?

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!