Friday, 26 June 2009

Last few days for the CTC Ben Nevis row


Hello Empty the tanks team mates - only a few days left of the Ben Nevis 1,344 metres competition. We have enough members to enter another 2 boats into the challenge!
Current positions of our boats are:

Empty the tanks boat 1 = 25/75 + 27 points
Empty the tanks boat 2 = 50/75 + 2 points

Lori has put an new time of 6 minutes 45 seconds! Well done.
Caroline has put in a new row of 6 minutes 01.7 seconds.

Individual rankings are;
29/320 4 minutes 21.8 seconds - Joe
56/320 4 minutes 29.2 seconds - Jude
152/320 4 minutes 50.6 seconds - Chris
159/320 4 minutes 51.8 seconds - Simon
208/320 5 minutes 10.1 seconds - Bill
245/320 5 minutes 21.4 seconds - John F
280/320 5 minutes 53.2 seconds - Sarah
288/320 6 minutes 01.7 seconds - Caroline
309/320 6 minutes 45 seconds - Lori
319/320 8 minutes 59 seconds - Jeanette

Monday, 22 June 2009

A brand new team member!

Keith joined Empty the tanks today - welcome aboard Keith! He has already signed up for the Fall Rowing Challenge too, great stuff - we now have a team of 21 for the FRC2009.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Summer Solstice row - 21,000 metres

A number of Empty the tanks team mates have risen to the challenge of rowing 21,000 metres today. You don't need to row the 21,000 metres in one go - so you could split it into smaller rows throughout the day.
If you row the 21,000 metres in one go, add 97 metres and you qualify for a 1/2 marathon certificate.

John F rowed a 1/2 marathon (21,097) in 1 hour 38 minutes 13 seconds.
Caroline rowed a 1/2 marathon (21,097) in 1 hour 52 minutes 01.4 seconds.
Chris rowed a 1/2 marathon (21,097) in 1 hour 28 minutes 19.7 seconds.
Joe rowed a 1/2 marathon (21,097) in 1 hour 27 minutes 25.2 seconds.
Phil has rowed 21,000 metres in one day.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Strange coincidence

I was just checking the Annual Metres Honour board for over 5,000 metres a day on the C2 website and noticed that 2 Empty the tanks members were ranked next to each other! Click on the screen shot to enlarge it.

2 full boats in the CTC Ben Nevis Challenge

John F has joined Empty the tanks boat 2 - so we have 2 qualifying boats in the competition!

Empty the tanks boat 1 = 22/68 + 24 points
Empty the tanks boat 2 = 45/68 + 1 point

Individual rankings are;
25/279 4 minutes 21.8 seconds - Joe
51/279 4 minutes 29.2 seconds - Jude
134/279 4 minutes 50.6 seconds - Chris
140/279 4 minutes 51.8 seconds - Simon
180/279 5 minutes 10.1 seconds - Bill
208/279 5 minutes 21.4 seconds - John F
243/279 5 minutes 53.2 seconds - Sarah
252/279 6 minutes 06.7 seconds - Caroline
272/279 7 minutes 03.5 seconds - Lori
278/279 8 minutes 59 seconds - Jeanette

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

12th out of 21 virtual teams for 2010 season

If you look at the University / Club standings page of your on-line logbook, Empty the tanks is placed 12th out of 21 virtual teams in the 6-20 members section. We currently have 10 members who have affiliated themselves with Empty the tanks - all rowing counts towards the 2010 rowing season! If you want to affiliate yourself with Empty the tanks, go to your profile and select Empty the tanks!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Empty the tanks boat 1 17th position

Sarah has improved her Ben Nevis time by 3 seconds! To the Empty the tanks team mates who haven't tried a Ben Nevis row it may not sound like much - just wait until you try one!

Empty the tanks boat 1 = 17/60 + 18 points
Empty the tanks boat 2 = 58/60 (we still need 1 more rower)

Individual rankings are;
23/241 4 minutes 21.8 seconds - Joe
47/241 4 minutes 29.2 seconds - Jude
114/241 4 minutes 50.6 seconds - Chris
121/241 4 minutes 51.8 seconds - Simon
156/241 5 minutes 10.1 seconds - Bill
212/241 5 minutes 53.2 seconds - Sarah
219/241 6 minutes 06.7 seconds - Caroline
235/241 7 minutes 03.5 seconds - Lori
240/241 8 minutes 59 seconds - Jeanette

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Sarah joins the team in the CTC challenge

Sarah has put in an amazing time of 5 minutes 56.6 seconds on the June CTC Challenge. She is in Boat 1 with Joe, Jude, Chris and Simon.
Boat 2 has Bill, Lori, Jeanette and Caroline (We still need another team mate to join us).

Empty the tanks boat 1 = 15/55 + 16 points
Empty the tanks boat 2 = 54/55 (we need 1 more rower)

Individual rankings are;
22/219 4 minutes 21.8 seconds - Joe
41/219 4 minutes 29.2 seconds - Jude
101/219 4 minutes 50.6 seconds - Chris
108/219 4 minutes 51.8 seconds - Simon
138/219 5 minutes 10.1 seconds - Bill
193/219 5 minutes 56.6 seconds - Sarah
199/219 6 minutes 06.7 seconds - Caroline
213/219 7 minutes 03.5 seconds - Lori
218/219 8 minutes 59 seconds - Jeanette



Friday, 12 June 2009

Empty the tanks boat 2

Bill started a new boat on Thursday and has been joined by his wife, Lori and mother, Jeanette. We need 2 more team mates in Empty the tanks boat 2 to get into the official rankings.
All the Empty the tanks rowers have put in some great Ben Nevis row's this week.

Empty the tanks boat 1 = 16/53 + 15 points
Empty the tanks boat 2 = 53/53 (we need 2 more rowers)

Individual rankings are;
21/213 4 minutes 21.8 seconds - Joe
41/213 4 minutes 29.2 seconds - Jude
99/213 4 minutes 50.6 seconds - Chris
106/213 4 minutes 51.8 seconds - Simon
135/213 5 minutes 10.1 seconds - Bill
193/213 6 minutes 06.7 seconds - Caroline
207/213 7 minutes 03.5 seconds - Lori
212/213 8 minutes 59 seconds - Jeanette


2nd Empty the tanks boat in the CTC challenge

Bill has joined the CTC challenge, so we have another boat in the race! He completed his Ben Nevis row of 1,344 metres in 10 minutes. We need some other team mates to join him.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Empty the tanks 13th position in CTC

With over 47 boats in the CTC June challenge, Empty the tanks boat 1 is currently in 13th position. We have 11 points. Jude and Caroline have entered new times for the Ben Nevis row (1,344 metres).

Individual rankings are;
16/170 4 minutes 21.8 seconds - Joe
34/170 4 minutes 29.2 seconds - Jude
84/170 4 minutes 50.6 seconds - Chris
92/170 4 minutes 51.8 seconds - Simon
158/170 6 minutes 6.7 seconds - Caroline

Monday, 8 June 2009

Team of 20 for the Fall Rowing Challenge

We have 20 members signed up for the FRC in September. If we get another member, we will be rated in the 21-50 members category when we compare ourselves against virtual teams. The Empty the tanks team for the FRC:
Simon 42, Jude 28, Yvon 43, Tim 62, Chris 38, Caroline 36, Karen 37, Phil 61, Joe 54, John 62, Sara 28, Gordon 38, Sarah 32, William 7, David 47, Bill 51, Lori 51, Jeanette 73, John 36 and Mike 64.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

June CTC Challenge week 1

We still have only one boat in the June Challenge for the Ben Nevis row of 1,344 metres.
The boat has slipped down a few places to 8th position, but there are a lot more boats involved now - 37.We have gained 8 points (these go towards the monthly rankings of teams on the CTC site, check the Team Leaderboard section of the website).
No new times for the Ben Nevis row from the Empty the tanks boat 1 (Joe, Jude, Simon, Chris and Caroline).

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

C2 Challenge for the Summer Solstice



Coming up on the 21st June

On the C2 website there are details about the Summer Solstice Row on the longest day of the year.

  • Row 21,000 metres on June 21.
  • Metres can be rowed all at once in one workout or over several workouts throughout the day.
  • If you add on 97 more metres to row 21,097 metres, or a half-marathon, it needs to be rowed 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.)
What do you get for getting involved?
  • Name inclusion on the Summer Solstice Challenge Honor Boards
  • A specially designed downloadable certificate.

Joe and Simon have jumped in the boat

Joe has put an amazing Ben Nevis (1,344 metres) row in today and is currently 6th out of 80 rowers! That is the top 7% - Wow.
Simon has also joined us with a great row too - so we now have a FULL BOAT.
The boat is 5th out of 25 and we have 4 points.

Individual rankings are;
6/80 4 minutes 21.8 seconds - Joe
17/80 4 minutes 42.1 seconds - Jude
32/80 4 minutes 50.6 seconds - Chris
38/80 4 minutes 51.8 seconds - Simon
75/80 6 minutes 10 seconds - Caroline

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

3 rowers in the ETT CTC boat

Jude, Caroline and Chris are in the boat for the Ben Nevis challenge we are currently the 14th out of 20 boats.

Individual rankings are;
12/49 4 minutes 42.1 seconds - Jude
21/49 4 minutes 50.6 seconds - Chris
45/49 6 minutes 12.8 seconds - Caroline

Monday, 1 June 2009

Empty the tanks has one boat in the CTC June challenge

I have rowed the Ben Nevis (1,344 metres) and entered my time on the CTC website - I am the last boat again with a time of 6 minutes 22.9 seconds. Hopefully more Empty the tanks team mates will join me in the next few weeks. I am hoping to improve my time before the end of the month.

Jude has just entered an amazing time of 4 minutes 42.1 seconds for his Ben Nevis row, so it has helped the ETT boat to jump up a few places to 7th out of 8 boats. Jude is currently in 4th position on the individual timings!