Wednesday, 31 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 17

Still in 12th position and we have rowed past the 4 million mark with 4,160,640 metres.
We have been joined by team mate Jude just before the deadline for signing members up - great stuff Jude.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 16

Still in 12th position with 3,856,646 metres. Excellent work team - lets aim for the top ten in weeks 3 and 4!

Monday, 29 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 15

3,563,763 metres into the challenge and we are still in 12th position. Week 3 is always a tricky number - we are feeling tired after 2 weeks of toil, but now is the time to step up to the plate and unleash the beast (in other words, give it all you've got). A top ten position is still tantalizingly close!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 14

We are still holding strong onto 12th position with 3,382,943 metres.
44 members of Empty the Tanks have signed up for the World Rowing Challenge and have been rowing really hard every day for the past 2 weeks - keep up the momentum as we move into week 3!

Saturday, 27 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 13

We have shot past the 3 million metres mark; we have all contributed to an impressive 3,129,135 metres in 13 days. We are still holding strong to our 12th position out of 216 teams.

Friday, 26 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 12

We have rowed 2,864,548 metres and are in 12th position. I have noticed a worrying trend over the past 2 days - the number of the day seems to equal the position in the rankings (Day 11 = 11th place, Day 12 = 12th place) Let's hope this trend doesn't continue for Days 13 and 14.

Watch out for the inmates from the Albion Correctional Facility - it seems the 10 'students' are spending their whole day on the C2. They have rowed an average of nearly 500k each so far and have jumped up to 4th place (they were in 12th place yesterday).

March Madness

The following team mates have rowed either 5k or 10k every day for the first 25 days of March:

Peter Yeeles

20 days
Andy Soyring

25 days
Mike Schnell

24 days
Todor Petrov

25 days
Caroline Joynson

25 days

25 days
Steve Hellwig

25 days
Tim Filadelfi

21 days
Mark Bower

19 days

Thursday, 25 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 11

Day 11 and we are still holding onto 11th place out of 215 teams - not bad going folks.
Our current total stands at 2,533,036 metres.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 10

We have slipped to 11th position on the 10th day of the competition with 2,375,845 metres.
Nearly half the team have each contributed over 50,000 metres!
Excellent work Empty the Tank team mates - we can get back in the top ten tomorrow.

Preston wins the March Madness 10k

Preston was selected for the March Madness 10k winner last week - Congratulations from everybody at Empty the Tanks!

Follow the link here to find out more information:

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Top Ten Position!

I have just checked the results before I went to sleep and we have jumped into 10th place with 2,149,735 metres - Great stuff team : )

WRC 2010 Day 9

We have hit the 2 million metres mark and we have moved up to 11th position with a total of 2,059,775 metres - Yahooooooo
Keep up the fantastic work team mates. A special mention must go to Karri, Steve and Todor who have all rowed over 100k and Mark is still storming away with over 230k.
Dan is dangerously close to 100k with 95k - maybe tomorrow Dan!

Monday, 22 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 8

After the strong start to the competition we have continued to work hard in week 2.
We have jumped back up to 12th position (after slipping to 13th yesterday evening) with 1,786,945 metres.

The good news is we are currently enjoying 2nd place status when we compare ourselves with similar sized virtual clubs (21-50 members).

Keep up the great work team - Row strong!

You can see the proportion of your rowing contributions on the pie chart. Click on the chart to get a larger view of the image.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

WRC2010 Week 1

We have put in an impressive amount of metres in 7 days - well done team!
Mark has challenged himself to row a million metres during the WRC, Steve has reached his one million season metres and Caroline is aiming for two million metres this season.

Unfortunately, we have dropped to 12th position after the enjoyment of a top 10 position for 5 days. We have rowed a massive total of 1,500,312 metres!
See the graph for the daily breakdown.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 3

We are still in the top ten; 9th position out of 182 teams. We have rowed 675,638 metres in 3 days - impressive stuff team. Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 2 8th position

Excellent work team, we have settled into 8th position on the 2nd day.
We have been joined by a new team mate too - a big welcome to Karri.

We have rowed a total of 412,789 metres in 2 days.

Individual metres today:

1 Mark Bower

2 Andrew Hewitt

3 Todor Petrov

4 Dan McCarthy

5 John Betts

6 Karri Tuyls

7 John Fewtrell

8 Preston Zale


10 Mike Schnell

11 Steve Hellwig

12 Caroline Joynson

13 Chris Venables

14 Matthew Smith

15 Jim Moldenhauer

16 Christiane Racette-White

17 Jean Curran

18 Kim Blankenship

19 Bryon Rankin

20 Tim Filadelfi

21 Joe Hinchliffe

22 Joe Labonte

23 Derek Kyme

24 Lance Peters

25 Phil Venables

26 Miles Orchard

27 Kate McPhillips


Monday, 15 March 2010

WRC 2010 Day 1

Give your loved ones a big hug. Kiss family and friends good-bye, because for the next 32 days you will be stuck on the C2 rowing your heart out for the WRC2010.

We have 37 team mates signed up for the event (including new team mate, Andrew) and our mission for the WRC2010 is a top ten position.
We can do it team, all you need to do is "Empty the Tanks"!

We are currently in 6th position out of 151 teams with Mark B heading up pole position with 30,000 metres.
Today's contributors are:

1 Mark Bower

2 Todor Petrov

3 Andrew Hewitt

4 John Betts

5 Jean Curran

6 John Fewtrell


8 Caroline Joynson

9 Joe Hinchliffe

10 Mike Schnell

11 Preston Zale

12 Tim Filadelfi

13 Phil Venables

14 Christiane Racette-White

15 Lance Peters


Friday, 12 March 2010

Even more new team mates

We have been joined by more rowers:

Jason, Mike M, Bryan and Preston all from USA!

Welcome to the team guys - give it your best shot on Monday 15th for the start of the World Rowing Challenge.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Another new team mate

Say a big hello to Pedro from Brazil! He has also signed up for the World Rowing Challenge, great stuff.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

New team mate

We have a new team mate from Bulgaria called Todor - welcome to Empty the Tanks.
Todor has already signed up for the World Rowing Challenge along with 20 other ETT'ers.