Friday, 31 July 2009

Results for the July CTC Challenge

8 team mates got involved in the July CTC Pyramid row.
Well done to Bill, Joe, Simon, Sarah, Bruce, Lori, Jeanette and Caroline.
Only one of our boats hit the rankings with 5 rowers:

Boat 1 - Bill, Joe, Bruce, Simon & Sarah = 38/66 + 6 points
Boat 2 - Lori, Jeanette & Caroline = 66/66

Good luck for the August Challenge!

New team mate!

We have a new member from Sweden - Sven, welcome to Empty the tanks!
Today is your last chance to row the July CTC of the Pyramid (250, 500, 750, 500, 250 + 1 min rests).
The August CTC challenge is 3k,2k,1k - 2min rests

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Well done Jeanette

Jeanette has updated her time for the July CTC challenge of the Pyramid row (250, 500, 750, 500, 250, 1 min rest), excellent work!
Boat 1 with Joe, Simon, Bruce, Bill and Sarah is in 32/61 position + 5 points
Boat 2 with Jeanette, Lori and Caroline is in last place at the moment.
We need 2 more team mates to row a Pyramid so the 2nd boat can get in the rankings.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Empty the tanks 8th out of 20!

I checked the stats after uploading my row today and we have moved up into 8th position on the C2 University / Club team standings! Yahooooo!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Only 5K behind Taff Attack Racing

Hello Empty the tanks team mates - The members who have affiliated themselves to the team are doing a great job of adding their personal metres to the team totals, which stands at 2,112,363 metres.
I just checked out the team standings on the C2 website and we are only 5,000 metres behind the team above us, Taff Attack Racing. If we could beat them we would be 8th out of 20 virtual teams with 6-20 members. I might see if I can put in some extra metres tomorrow? Anybody want to join me?
Overall we are ranked 61st out of 969 teams - not bad going for 14 affiliated rowers!
To affiliate yourself with the team - just go to your profile on the C2 website and edit your profile by selecting Empty the tanks!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

New member to the team!

Karina from Canada has joined Empty the tanks! Welcome aboard.

Simon and Sarah Z row the Pyramid

Excellent work to Simon and Sarah who have joined Empty the tanks boat 1 in the rankings of the CTC July Challenge.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Bruce posts a new Pyramid time!

Well done to Bruce who has managed to pull in a new time on the Pyramid intervals. Excellent work!
Empty the tanks boat 1 = 20/43
Empty the tanks boat 2 = 43, we need 4 more members to complete the boat!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

New Empty the tanks team member!

Hello to Micheal who has been gently persuaded (arm bent around the back) to join the team. He has been putting in some great rows at the gym and I mentioned he could take part in all the events that the C2 website / CTC offer. Welcome aboard Micheal!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Lori and Jeanette post new times for the Pyramid

Well done to Lori and Jeanette for trying another Pyramid row!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Look out for new Empty the tanks logo

My mission this summer is to design a variety of new Empty the tanks logos - I will post them on my blog so can vote for your favourite design. I would like to get it organised before we start the Fall Rowing Challenge so we could create some ETT t-shirts to row in!

Empty the tanks C2 UK forum name check!

I was reading the Concept 2 UK forum in the CTC thread and Empty the tanks team were name checked - hey people we are famous!!
If you want to communicate with other Empty the tanks team mates you can do it on the Concept 2 UK 'teams and Clubs' forum. I have started a thread called 'Empty the tanks open to new members'. To contribute to the site you just need to register with the Concept 2 UK site.
Good luck with the Pyramid rows everybody - I am giving myself a little rest (just 5k's a day) before I try another pyramid.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

9/20 virtual teams with 6-20 members

Empty the tanks is currently ranked 9th out of 20 teams on the Concept 2 University / Club standings for the 2010 season. (Check in the virtual, 6-20 members selection). Click on the picture to the left to see us in 9th position in the rankings.
All metres you do on your rowing machine in the 2010 season count towards the teams totals, but only if you have affliliated yourself with Empty the Tanks in your online profile.
We are ranked 58th out of 945 teams if you look at all definitions!

Well done Jeanette!

Jeanette has entered a new time for the pyramid row! Keep up the good work!
If you haven't already tried a Pyramid row it is 5 short bursts of 250m, 500m, 750m, 500m, 250m each with 1:00 rest.
We have 2 boats in the challenge now, Boat 1 with Joe, Bruce, Bill Caroline and Lori is in 11th position out of 38 boats.
Jeanette is rowing all alone in Boat 2 - somebody join her so we can get the second boat in the rankings.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Another new member to Empty the tanks

Bruce has joined us - welcome to the world-wide team that is Empty the tanks!

Joe has pulled in a Pyramid

Joe has rowed the Pyramid challenge - we now have a full boat at 8th position out of 29 boats.

Monday, 6 July 2009

New member alert!

A big Empty the tanks welcome goes out to Victoria who is our 30th team mate!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

3 more members row the Pyramid

Lori, Jeanette and Caroline have joined Bill in the July CTC Challenge of rowing the Pyramid. It is a very challenging interval row of 250, 500, 750, 500 & 250 metres with 1 minute rests.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Bill is the first to try the July CTC Challenge

Bill has entered the July CTC Pyramid row of 250m, 500m, 750m, 500m, 250m each with 1:00 rest with a time of 8 minutes 32.8 seconds.

We need more Empty the tanks team mates to join in so we can get a qualifying boat in the rankings.
To get into the rankings there has to be 5 rowers in a boat:
3 rowers can be hwt/lwt, 1 female rower hwt/lwt and 1 female or male lwt rower.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

New team member!

Eric has just joined the team! We are now a 29 strong rowing team - Welcome to Empty the tanks Eric!

The July CTC Challenge

Hello folks - I have been in Poland for 5 days so I have been unable to get to a computer. The new CTC challenge is:
The Team AEGON Pyramid your best (lowest) cumulative time for 250m, 500m, 750m, 500m, 250m each with 1:00 rest.
There are no restrictions on rate.
Enter the total time for the session excluding rests.

Good Luck!