Monday, 31 May 2010

British Indoor Rowing Championships 2010

The BIRC is open to entrants from this week onwards. Get your place early to avoid disappointment. Chris and I are planning to compete. Is anybody else going to go?

Its on Sunday 21st November at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, follow the link to find out more information

Fall Rowing Challenge 2010 and new team mate

For those very keen and observant Empty the Tanks members - the Fall Rowing Challenge is open. The competition doesn't start until the 15th September 2010 and runs until 15th October 2010. Last year we reached the top 5% position of 12/256 teams.

If you want to sign up; go to the teams tab on your online logbook. There will be a yellow box explaining about the next team competition - Simply click this box and you will have signed up for the FRC2010. Easy.

The following team mates have already signed up, including new team mate Peter from New Zealand who is only 13 years old - Welcome to Empty the Tanks Peter.

Lance, Duncan, Chris, Caroline, Bryon and Peter.

Last day of the May CTC

We have still have one boat in the May Cross Team Challenge rankings - if 3 people could wrestle in an interval row today we would be laughing.

Well done to Mark, Dunc, Simon, Andrew, Sarah, Kevin and Caroline for doing the hard-core 500, 400, 300, 200 and 100 metre row.

16 pts
Empty the Tanks I 5:11.2
Mark Bower = 4:49.2 (H)
Duncan Murray = 4:50.3 (H)
Simon Coleman = 5:02.9 (H)

Andrew Hewitt = 5:00.5 (L)
Sarah Z = 6:13.1 (F)
Empty the Tanks II 6:03.9
Kevin McLellan = 5:47.0 (L)
Caroline Joynson = 6:20.9 (F)

Monday, 17 May 2010

May CTC boat 1

5 team mates have rowed the hard-core interval sessions of 500, 400, 300, 200 & 100 metres with 90 second rests. We have now floated a boat and are residing in 24th place out of 44.

4 pts
Empty the Tanks I 5:40.6
Duncan Murray = 5:01.6(H)
Andrew Hewitt = 5:00.5(L)
Kevin McLellan = 5:47.0(L)
Caroline Joynson = 6:20.9(L)
Sarah Z = 6:13.1(F)

Monday, 10 May 2010

Global Marathon Challenge

Andrew reminded me that several Empty the Tanks team mates have completed a half or full marathon during the month of April.

Well done to the following team mates for rowing a half marathon of 21,097 metres:

Preston Zale

Andy Soyring

Steve Hellwig

Tim Filadelfi

These extra fit people have rowed a full marathon of 42,195 metres:

Mike Schnell

Todor Petrov

Andrew Hewitt - has rowed 2 marathons

Kim Blankenship

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Empty the Tanks Affiliation standings 2009-2010

We are in the top ten out of 1511 teams in the affiliation standings for last season. We all contributed towards 50,362,645 metres between May 2009 and April 2010. That puts us in the top 1% of all teams in the world.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Kevin joins the team

We have a new and enthusiastic team mate from Middlesex - Kevin. He has already affiliated to the team and is in second place in the team rankings, having rowed over 50,000 metres so far this season. He is looking forward to contributing to the next team challenge in September (Fall Rowing Challenge).

Kevin has also entered a very decent time for the CTC too - keep up the good work!


After the long hard slog of the WRC its time to dust off your C2's or dig out your gym card from the bottom of your bag - the May Cross Team challenge is a fast and furious interval session.
Submit your best time (excluding rest time) for a 500, 400, 300, 200, 100 metres row with 90 seconds rests.

So far 3 members of Empty the Tanks have entered times - we need 2 more people to float a boat to get into the points rankings.

Follow the link here to join in