Thursday, 16 April 2009

Final Standings WRC2009

We came 36th out of 230 teams - that is the top 15%!!! WOO HOO!
An excellent job put in by all team members.
We completed a total of 2,326,596 metres between us, see you for the Fall Rowing Challenge in September.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

WRC week 5, 15th April, 34th position - ? metres

I can not believe it's the last day of the challenge and we've slipped down to 34th position. I stepped up my game yesterday and put 10k on and I'm aiming to do that today too. Keep up the tempo for the final stretch - all metres count - so even if you can squeeze in a sneaky 2k before the deadline, go for it! Deadline for entering meters: 11:59:59 p.m. (ET) Saturday, April 18, 2009.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

WRC week 5, 14th April, 33rd position - 2,187,737 metres

It's the penultimate day of the competition! One more day of pulling to go!! Still in 33rd position at the moment. Think big team mates and let's aim for 32nd position.

Monday, 13 April 2009

WRC week 5, 13th April, 33rd position - 2,135,194 metres

We have dropped down to 33rd position today - but we should be able to beat the next team West Side YMCA tomorrow, they are only 10k above us. Phil has put an excellent row in today - he is now on 165k! Gordon is on 154k and Chris still tops us all with 280k - he is on target to get to 300k by Wednesday. Joe has really pushed the boat out in this challenge and is currently on 249k, with Tim close behind with 239k. Yvon has worked hard and is on 229k and Karen is slogging away with 165k. We have only got 2 days of rowing left team - keep up the good work! We can take those YMCA guys!!!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

WRC week 5, 12th April, 31st position - 2,066,050 metres

Happy Easter everybody -we have reached 2 million metres today. I think we must have extra energy because of all the Easter eggs we have eaten.
We have just rowed past Rio Negro on the Amazon river. We are definitely getting into wild waters now - Thank you Gordon (and Alasdair) for the fantastic navigation skills.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

WRC week 4, 11th April, 31st position - 1,986,022 metres

We are still in 31st position! Phil has reached an impressive 150k, with Karen very close to 150k and Caroline on 155k. Yvon is on 211k. The top 3 positions are held by Jude 222k, Joe 226k and Chris 255k. Matt has done some metres this weekend - Well done! Excellent work so far team - keep up the good work.

Friday, 10 April 2009

WRC week 4, 10th April, 31st position - 1,914,251 metres

It is certainly a Good Friday - we have gone up to 31st position, excellent work team.
Phil has put in some good metres, Gordon has rowed an extra 10k and Karen is steaming away with 147 metres. Chris, Jude, Tim and Joe are storming ahead with 200+ metres.
Wishing you all a great Easter weekend - row some extra metres to burn off some of those chocolate eggs and Easter treats. I'm sure we will be able to reach 2 million metres in the next 5 days!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

WRC week 4, 9th April, 32nd position - 1,848,268 metres

Still in 32nd position, yahoo! Can we make it to 30th position by the 15th April?
Phil has been working really hard and has shot past Karen. Chris is still top of the leader board with 235k. Jude, Tim and Joe have all put in over 200k so far, with Yvon only 2k away. Karen is still rowing away 6k a day and Gordon is keeping up the pace.
We have to make the next 6 days count, "Come on team mates - Empty the tanks!"

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

WRC week 4, 8th April, 32nd position - 1,796,267 metres

Oopps sorry Karen - I mis-calculated the amount of metres you'd get to by the end of the competition, a more realistic target would be 170k! Chris and I rowed in London today, so metres were added manually - you'll have to trust us on the metres.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

WRC week 4, 7th April, 31st position - 1,734,142 metres

Tim has reached 200k today. Karen has been working hard over the past month and is on track to reach 200k by the end of the competition. Yvon and Joe are in the high 180 - 190k's. Gordon is still helping us navigate our way into unknown Amazonian waters - we need to watch out for the crocodiles!

Monday, 6 April 2009

WRC week 4, 6th April, 31st position - 1,679,737 metres

We have had a fantastic day today - we are up there in 31st position, the best placing we have had since the first week of the challenge!
was top of the ratings this morning with 204k, Chris has again just leapt ahead with 205k. All team members are doing an excellent job so far this week - particularly PHIL who has been slogging away extra metres to make up for his holiday earlier in the competition. Caroline qualified for the One Million Metres club today - Wahooo!
Keep up the good work team, only 9 days to go.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

WRC week 4, 5th April, 34th position - 1,565,476 metres

Well it has been an interesting day at the top of the leader board today, this morning we had Tim at the top with 179,878, this evening it is Chris again with 195,238. Yvon has stepped up to 2nd position with an impressive 182,105 metres. Phil has joined the 100k club and Gordon has got us further up the Amazon with another 10k. Joe, Jude, John, Karen and Caroline are all storming away with 120k - 160k. Steve is keeping up the tempo and Matt is still putting the metres in.
We reached Manaus yesterday on our Amazonian trek - we are into wild territory from now on in.
Let's keep up the pace for week 4. We are doing well!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

WRC week 3, 4th April, 34th position - 1, 480,574 metres

Gordon reached the 100k mark today and the rest of the team are doing well. Keep on rowing team. John is away on holiday for a few days - hope you have a great time, thanks for all the metres so far!
Come on the rest of the team - we are a good man down, so we'll have to dig deep and put in some extra metres.

Friday, 3 April 2009

WRC week 3, 3rd April, 36th position - 1,404,375 metres

We have just about half the team over the 100k mark, Gordon and Phil are only metres away too!
Keep on rowing team - only 12 more days left.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

WRC week 3, 2nd April, 34th position - 1,343,285 metres

Karen and Caroline reached the magical 100k today. Phil is motoring away, Tim is having stormer, Chris, Jude, Yvon, Joe and John are putting in loads of work. All metres count team - keep pulling!
Joe says "Pull harder, the piranha are gaining!" (this will make sense if you check out Gordon's Amazon link at the top right of my blog).

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

WRC week 3, 1st April, 34th position - 1,263,385 metres

Wow - we are really motoring ahead with the metres right now.
Matt has worked hard today. The 100k+ club still consists of the boys, Chris, Jude, Tim, Yvon, Joe and John hopefully tomorrow Caroline and Karen can join the ranks.