Sunday, 30 August 2009

20 affiliated members boost metres

We now have 20 rowers who have affiliated to the team - which means your personal metres contribute towards Empty the Tanks season rankings. We are currently 40th out of 1030 world-wide teams.
If you narrow the search to similar teams (virtual teams with 6-20 members) we are 9th out of 19 teams.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Roy is on his way to 4 million metres!

Our new team mate Roy has set himself the challenge of getting to 4 million metres by the end of the year. Read about it on the USA C2 forum
Good luck with the rowing Roy - Everybody in Empty the Tanks will support you on your way.

Friday, 28 August 2009

3 boats in the Aug CTC Challenge

For the first time since getting involved in the Cross Team Challenges we have 3 boats in the race.
Simon has updated his time and Roy has rowed his first 3,2,1. Unfortunately Roy has bumped Lori out of Boat 2 into Boat 3 - we need 4 more team mates to join Lori so she can 'float' her boat in the rankings.

Boat 1 = 32/64 + 7 points
Boat 2 = 36/64 + 3 points
Boat 3 = 61/64

Fall Rowing Challenge 2009

Each team rows as many metres as they can collectively between 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) September 15 and 11:59 p.m. ET October 15.

All team members must be added to their teams by midnight ET on September 30. No team members can be added after September 30.

Metres rowed each week should be entered no later than midnight ET on Friday of that week. This works on the honor system. It makes it fair and fun for everyone if you can watch the progress of the teams that you are competing against. Deadline for entering metres: October 18 at midnight ET.

37 Empty the Tanks team mates have signed up so far - so we should be able to provide some decent competition for the other 100 world-wide teams.

New rower to the team

We have done really well with recruits recently, over 10 people have joined the team in August. Andre is the newest team mate - Welcome to Empty the Tanks.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

A Frank welcome

We have a new team mate called Frank - welcome to Empty the Tanks. Frank has already signed up for the FRC09, so we have 36 members ready to row as many metres as possible starting on the 15th September.

Monday, 24 August 2009

3 new team mates in one day!

David A, Roy and Richard have all joined Empty the Tanks today - we are now a team of 41! Well done to all 3 of you for signing up for the Fall Rowing Challenge too.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Rising up, back on the streets...

Took my time, took my chances... enough of Survivor!
We have moved up the rankings in the University/club standings on the C2 site to 43rd position out of 1016 world-wide teams - that is the top 4%!
Collectively we have rowed 4,126,141 metres. If you have not already affiliated yourself to the team so your personal metres count towards Empty the Tanks metres, then follow these simple instructions;

Go to your PROFILE of your online logbook.
Type in EMPTY THE TANKS (or select Empty the Tanks from the list)
Scroll to the bottom of the page and UPDATE PROFILE.

You will now be an affiliated member of Empty the tanks!
18 out of the 38 members are currently affiliated, so come on the rest of you... You know what to do!

Friday, 21 August 2009

August CTC 321 standings

10 team mates have rowed the 3k, 2k, 1k with 2 minute rests.
We now have 2 full boats in the August CTC Challenge;
Boat 1 = Duncan, Simon, Mike P, Chris & Sarah
Boat 2 = Matt, Bruce, Bill, Caroline & Lori

Boat 1 = 25/52 + 7 points
Boat 2 = 30/52 + 2 points

Individual rankings:

91/212 22:25.1 Duncan
114/212 22:51.2 Chris
135/212 23:25.8 Simon
140/212 23:35.7 Mike P
146/212 23:47.4 Bill
154/212 24:13.6 Matt
181/212 25:30.1 Bruce
202/212 28:39.2 Sarah
203/212 29:39.9 Caroline
206/212 30:40.1 Lori

Another new rower

John B has joined the team and has signed up for the Fall Rowing Challenge too. We now have 38 members in Empty the Tanks and 30 have signed up for the FRC09.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

2 more rowers join Empty the tanks!

A very big welcome to our new team mates, Allan and Mike P. They have both signed up for the Fall Rowing Challenge too. We have just under a month left before the start of the FRC09 and we have 29 entrants so far;
Allan, Bruce, Simon, Mike P, Jude, Duncan, Yvon, Karina, Tim, Chris, Caroline, Karen, Phil, Joe, John F, Sven, Sara, Gordon, Sarah, William, David, Bill, Lori, Jeanette, John D, Mike, Keith, Victoria and Micheal.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Robert joins the team

We have a new team member called Robert - welcome to Empty the Tanks.

Bruce and Lori row the August CTC

Bruce and Lori have joined Matt in empty the Tanks Boat 2, so we only need 2 more team mates to get Boat 2 in the rankings!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Duncan rows a 3,2,1

Duncan has put in an impressive 3,2,1 row of 22:59.7 and has joined Empty the tanks Boat 1, bumping Matt into Boat 2 (sorry Smithy!).
Boat 1 is 13th out of 38 boats + 3 points.
Boat 2 is 28/38 We need 4 more team mates to fill the boat to get into the rankings.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

August CTC progress

So far 5 Empty the Tanks members have tried the August Cross Team Challenge of 3k, 2k, 1k with 2 minute rests.
We are currently in 13th position out of 38 boats and have 1 point.

Individual results are;
67/118 22:51.2 Chris
82/118 23:43.1 Simon
84/118 23:47.4 Bill
90/118 24:20.7 Matt
115/118 29:39.9 Caroline

Duncan joins the team

Another rower from GBR has joined the team - welcome to Empty the Tanks Duncan!

Monday, 3 August 2009

Empty the tanks 7th out of 19!

Mike, Sven and Bruce have recently affiliated themselves to the team and have added their personal metres to our totals. We now stand in 7th position out of 19 other teams with 6-20 members.
We are also in the top 50 of all rowing teams - 49/984.

BIRC training

Download your British Indoor Rowing Championship training programme from here to improve your 2k time.
It says that the minimum weeks for training are 16 weeks (what a coincidence).
Keep Sunday 22nd November free for a team get together at the NIA in Birmingham! Hope to see you there.

More have joined the Aug CTC

The Aug CTC of 3k,2k,1k + 2 min rests is proving to be popular.
4 Empty the Tanks team members have tried one so far, we just need one more member for a full boat;

18/39 22:51.2 Chris
26/39 23:43.1 Simon
36/39 29:39.9 Caroline
37/39 30:00.0 Matt

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Matt is the first to do the August CTC

Excellent work Matt! He is the first Empty the tanks team mate to try the August CTC of rowing 3k, 2k, 1k with 2 minute rests in between. He completed the task in 30 minutes. Good going Smithy!