Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Empty the Tanks reach 3 million metres

Wahoooo! We have rowed past the 3 million metres mark together in 15 days. Well done team.
A big welcome goes out to Andy who has joined us for the FRC (just before the deadline that new team mates can join the FRC), he has brought a boost of 113,000 metres with him too.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Last chance for the September CTC

There are only 2 days left to contribute to the September CTC of rowing one mile as fast as you can.
The new challenge for the October Cross Team Challenge is to row 10,000 metres in your fastest time. This is an ideal competition to have running in conjunction with the FRC because the metres will count towards both challenges.

The current position in the September CTC challenge of rowing 1069 metres is:

Boat 1 = 39/70 + 10 points
Boat 2 = 59/70

Individual rankings:

117/302 5:44.2 = Chris, Boat 1
155/302 5:54.2 = Simon, Boat 1
196/302 6:12.9 = Richard, Boat 1
222/302 6:24.5 = Matt B, Boat 1
236/302 6:34.6 = Roy, Boat 2
275/302 7:18.7 = Caroline, Boat 1

FRC Week 2

It has been an exciting week in the competition and we have been joined by 2 new rowers, Jim and Jane which puts the FRC team up to 57 members.
We have maintained our 12th position for 9 days and have collectively rowed over 2,795,674 metres over the past 15 days.
The aim for week 3 is to get into 11th position, which means rowing an extra few thousand metres over the week to boost the team totals. There are 15 members who have signed up for the FRC who are still yet to contribute - get your metres uploaded so we can get back into the top ten.

Catch up with the Empty the Tanks expedition through the North West Passage which has been updated by Gordon:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&vps=1&jsv=176c&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=116782518030101059641.000473c2b6d296c66cc29&mid=1254256911

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Still in 12th position

We are maintaining a solid hold on 12th position despite a few rowers not being well enough to contribute. Richard went to his GP and he was diagnosed with tonsilitis, Roy's doctor advised him against doing any more rowing - so he has had to make a graceful exit (only from the FRC). Richard should be back with us soon, but Roy we will miss your motivating early morning metres from NZ. Get well very soon.
Mike, Sven, Peter, Chris and John D are still competing for the top 5 positions.
I am so impressed with everybody who has contributed to the teams total metres, at 7pm UK time today we have rowed 2,140,022 metres.

Friday, 25 September 2009

New team member

Chris O has joined the ranks to help put in some metres for the Fall Rowing Challenge. Welcome to the team Chris O.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

FRC Day 10 = 12th out of 239 teams


We have made good progress over the past ten days - the 39 members who have rowed the FRC have averaged 47,083 metres. As a team, we are pulling in a daily average of over 200,000 metres.
Chris, Sven and John D have all joined Mike with 100+k metres.
Current total = 1,836,294 metres.
Don't forget to check out our virtual progress on Gordon's google map, follow the link on the right hand side of the blog (under useful links).

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Illness and injury


A number of members have contacted me to say performance may be down slightly this week because; Richard has self-diagnosed man-flu, Mik P has a cold, Sarah has injured her neck and Roy has hurt his back gardening.
On the positive side, Mike has reached 104k, Don and Allan have both added metres to the challenge and we are still in 12th position with 1,435,617 metres.
Hope you all feel better soon.

Monday, 21 September 2009

FRC week 1

What a week - we had a magnificent start to the FRC with 167,554 metres and finished in 6th position out of 171 teams. The following day we dropped to 10th place, but moved up to 8th position for day 3 and day 4. We moved down to 9th place on day 5, dropped to 11th on day 6 and we finished the week in 12th position out of 227 teams.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

A new girl in the team!


A big welcome to Kim who joined us today, she is the 13th woman in Empty the Tanks.

FRC Day 5


After 5 days of rowing we are in 9th position out of 217 teams!
The 34 team mates who have contributed to the results have rowed an average of 16,931 metres each. To get into the top 5, we need help from the remaining 20 Empty the Tanks team mates who are yet to row to boost our metres.
Day 5 - 914,287 metres = 9/217

FRC Day 4

We have been in the top ten for 4 days. 53 members have signed up, but only 34 team mates have uploaded their metres, on Day 4 we averaged 15,000+ metres each. Day 4 - 817,992 metres = 8/215

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Day 3 FRC09 and a new team mate


We are still in the top ten out of 206 teams and have rowed a total of 584,102 metres in 3 days. Current position is 8/206.
Gordon has started the new Empty the Tanks expedition map, follow the link to read about it:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&vps=1&jsv=176c&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=116782518030101059641.000473c2b6d296c66cc29
I have also put a link on the right hand side of my blog too!
A big welcome to the third Labonte to team - Hello Judy Labonte we are very pleased to have you on board.
Day 3 - 584, 102 metres = 8/206

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

FRC Day 2 and 2 new members

We have 2 new team mates just in time for the FRC, Don from USA and Al from the UK. Welcome to Empty the Tanks!
Final position on day 2 - 366,033 metres = 10/171

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

First day of the FRC09 + new team mate


What a start! The best placed position today was 5th out of 171 teams. The day kicked off with the energetic New Zealand contingent of the team (Roy and Lance) with a decent 15k. John D is at the top of leaderboard today with an awesome 20k!
We have also got a new team mate, Miles who has pulled in a decent 2+k today too - welcome to the team.
Final position on day 1 - 167,554 metres = 6/171

Sunday, 13 September 2009

3 new team mates in one day!

We have 3 new members to the squad - Peter, Lance and Jean!
Only 2 days to go until the FRC and we have 49 members signed up for the challenge.
We have also moved up in the University / Club standings on the Concept 2 website to 28th position out of 1064 teams thanks to Peter and Jean who have affiliated themselves to the team. They have added an extra 484,000 metres between them!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

5 days to go


Only 5 days until the Fall Rowing Challenge! Just enough time to stock up on energy bars, bananas, prunes, electrolytes and water. Row strong on the 15th, Caroline.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

New team mate!

Darren was encouraged to join the team by Mik P! Welcome to Empty the Tanks Darren.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Challenge Series 7

There is a new competition to get involved in - The Concept 2 Challenge Series 7.
This months row is to do the O'Neill Fitness test - you have to row as many metres as possible in 4 minutes.
To sign up, follow this link http://www.concept2.co.uk/challengeseries/
or use the link on the right hand side of my blog.

Matt B joins Empty the Tanks


Matt B is now an official member of Empty the Tanks, welcome to the team.

Friday, 4 September 2009

September CTC one mile challenge

5 team mates have completed the 1609 metres of the September challenge so we have 'floated' one boat already and gained a new team mate in the CTC challenge.

Boat 1 = 4/25 + 1 point

Boat 1 rowers are Richard G, Roy, Chris and Matt B (new member, but only on the CTC site) and Caroline.

New link to Empty the Tanks season ranking

If you click on the link to the right "Empty the Tanks 2010 season ranking" you will be able to see how our team are doing compared to all the other world wide clubs. We are currently in 37th position out of 1041 teams - that puts us in the top 3.5%.
To join in the fun you need to affiliate yourself to the team.

Log onto your concept 2 logbook and go to profile.
Click edit profile, then scroll down until you see the heading University / Club standings.
Select Empty the Tanks.
Your personal metres should now count towards Empty the Tanks season standings.

After you are affiliated and you add metres to your personal logbook - you will see yourself on the team list (when you click on the link to the right).
Add a picture to your profile too so we can all see what handsome, gorgeous and beautiful rowers we have in the team!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Another new team mate in September


Richard G has joined Empty the Tanks. He is doing a charity one million metres row for PSP, read about his endeavors on his blog http://richardgatward.blogspot.com/.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

New team mate alert

Jack has joined the team and has already signed up for the FRC09. A big welcome to Jack!

September CTC Challenge


The September CTC challenge was decided by the C2 UK forum to row (ONE MILE) 1609 metres.
Let's get rowing team and get 3 full boats in the rankings this time!
Details about how to sign up are on the right hand side of my blog.