Thursday, 30 September 2010

FTC Day 16

We need to watch out for the team in 9th place - The Island Rowing Club are only 9,000 metres behind us today.
We had better not get too relaxed with our 3,951,083 metres and pick up the pace this weekend. We do not need those pesky Island Rowers to steal our rightful 8th place position in the 3rd week of the challenge.
Oh-oo, looks like I blogged too soon, they have just sneaked ahead with only 1k! Aahhhh


Age Without Limits have set a pyramid row for the October Cross Team Challenge.

Your best (lowest) cumulative time for:

100-200-300-400-500-600-700-800-900-800-700-600-500-400-300-200-100 metres with 45 second rest intervals.

Standing start. No rate restrictions. No rowing during rests.

Enter total time for the session excluding rests.

Row on.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

FTC Day 15

14 team mates have rowed over 100,000 metres (and many more) so far in the competition - Brilliant work.
We are enjoying our 8th place position with 3,732,959 metres.

1 Mark Bower 281,631
2 Dan McCarthy 232,285
3 John Dunn 203,331
4 Derek Kyme 191,115
5 Matt Longman 187,082
6 David Acres 172,356
7 David Mikoska 169,966
8 Todor Petrov 168,828
9 Andy Soyring 163,694
10 David Junta 146,859
11 joseph coda 134,424
12 John Fewtrell 110,000
13 Caroline Joynson 101,963
14 Darren Whetton 100,892

FTC Day 14

Half way through the competition and we are on track to stay in the top ten for the rest of the Fall Team Challenge.
Still in 8th position with 3,495,518 metres.

Monday, 27 September 2010

FTC Day 13

Still in 8th place with 3,204,908 metres. Let's keep it going team and stay in the top ten.

So we have found out what kind of music you listen to - What does your rowing outfit consist of?

Depending on the weather I wear shorts or 3/4 pants, vest, cycling shoes (weird I know) and gloves. I wear my heart rate monitor during my interval training for the BIRC.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

C2 broken in two

Lance has been doing such hardcore rowing during the Fall Team Challenge that he has broken his C2 - talk about dedication to the cause. He has arranged for somebody to weld it together and will be back helping the team with metres very soon.

FTC Day 12

Wahooo we have rowed our way up to 8th position with 2,982,348 metres. Fantastic effort team.

The following rowers have demonstrated massive dedication to the cause over the past week and a half:
1 Matt Longman 187,082
2 Mark Bower 176,631
3 Dan McCarthy 159,486
4 John Dunn 158,291
5 David Mikoska 143,848
6 Todor Petrov 143,194
7 Derek Kyme 139,188
8 Andy Soyring 134,602
9 David Acres 131,866
10 David Junta 116,859

Saturday, 25 September 2010

FTC Day 11

Well done for such a great start to the FTC team mates. We are currently in 9th position and have rowed 2,663,213 metres

Friday, 24 September 2010

FTC Day 10

Ten days of rowing in the top ten teams out of 271.
9th position today with 2,546,720 metres - Keep up the great work.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

FTC Day 9

2,354,074 metres into the competition and 9th place position out of 270 teams.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

FTC Day 8

We have reached a milestone moment in Empty the Tanks history - we have maintained a top ten position for a full week.
42 members have contributed towards the 2,078,714 metres we have clocked up so far - that's an average of 40,000 metres each.
Keep up the great work and let's see if the few remaining team mates who have signed up can upload their metres to propel us into 8th place out of 268 teams.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

FTC Day 7

Week one and we are still in the top ten - a fantastic result team.
The 39 active members of the team have clocked up 1,783,901 metres in 7 days.
It looks like we have a few internal battles for pole position between Mark B, David A and Todor who have each pulled in over 100k and David M, Matt L and John D very close with over 92k.
Well done to all members who have signed up and contributed metres in week one, 14 team mates still need to upload their metres.

Just out of interest - what is your rowing music of choice to get you through the pain?
I am loving early 90's House at the moment - has anybody else got any music related confessions?

Boat 1 floated in the Sept CTC

Thanks to Chris V we have our first boat in the Cross Team Challenge ranking.
6 team mates have rowed the 10 x 1 minute intervals with 1 minute rests.
We need 4 more team mates to float in boat 2 - incorporate some intervals into the Fall Team Challenge.

7 pts
Empty the Tanks I 2809m
Mark Bower (H)
David Junta (H)
David Mikoska (H)
Chris Venables (L)
Caroline Joynson (F)

54Empty the Tanks II2808m
SimonColeman (H)

Monday, 20 September 2010

FTC Day 6

Still in the top ten, but we have slipped down to 8th position out of 256 teams with 1,534,814 metres.
Keep on rowing people - let's keep up the pace to stay in the top ten in week two.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

FTC Day 5

Wa-hooo we have gone up a place to 6th position out of 244 teams. Nice work team mates - we have collectively rowed 1,342,000 metres.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

FTC Days 3 & 4

On Friday 29 Empty the Tanks members had uploaded their contributions and we finished day 3 in 6th position out of 233 teams with over 700,000 metres.

Today, 3 more team mates have joined the rowing and the total now stands at 900,000 metres. We are currently in 7th place out of 240 teams.
Row hard team mates and let's keep in the top ten.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

FTC Day 2

We have rowed nearly half a million metres in 2 days. We are in 5th position out of 225 - nice work team.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

FTC Day 1

Turn up the dial on your favourite tunes and get ready to ROW HARD for the Fall Team Challenge.
We have started the competition in style by topping the rankings for the virtual team with 21-50 members .

We have finished day one in 3rd place out of 207 teams in the overall rankings with over 200,000 metres.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

6 entered for the BIRC

We now have 6 team mates entered in the British Indoor Rowing Championships on the 21st November 2010.
Looks like I need to get team t-shirts sorted out for the following members:

Chris V, Derek, Mark B, Karen, Dave R and Caroline (Me).

Monday, 13 September 2010

5 more members sign up for the FTC

We have two new team mates on board the team - Jonathan B, 28 from the UK and Matt L, 45 form the USA. Both have signed up for the Fall Team Challenge along with 3 more members.
A total of 48 Empty the Tanks members have signed up for the FTC so far - Get the energy drinks in ready for a serious row-off on Wednesday.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Two more team mates from USA

Wooaah, two more team mates have joined us in the Fall Team Challenge - Joe C, 41 (photo) and Peter C, 56 from the USA.

43 team mates have signed up for the FTC which starts on Wednesday 15th September - get ready to row hard folks.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

A new team mate

Hello to Birgit, 43 from the USA - she has joined us for the Fall Team Challenge. We have a current total of 38 members competing in the FTC 2010.

Mark B has signed up for the BIRC, so we have 5 Empty the Tanks members rowing for glory in November.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

BIRC 2010

Empty the Tanks has 4 competitors in the BIRC so far:

will be driving up from Bristol,
Chris and Caroline are making their way down from Leeds,
and Karen will be bombing down the M1 from Doncaster.

The date for the British Indoor Rowing Championships is Sunday 21st November 2010 - only 11 weeks away.
The venue is the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

Hope to see a few more Empty the Tanks team mates there.
Is anybody else up for the challenge?

Saturday, 4 September 2010

FRC 2010

So far, 33 team mates have signed up for the Fall Team Challenge 2010 (it has changed its name from the Fall Rowing Challenge to the Fall Team Challenge) - with only 11 days to go we need more Empty the Tanks members to participate in the challenge.
The FTC 2010 will be our 6th team competition and our mission is to break into the top ten - we can do it if we all pull together.

3 new team mates

We have been joined by 3 new UK members for the Fall Rowing Challenge - A big Empty the Tanks welcome goes out to:

Ian, 52, is aiming for 1,000,000 metres this rowing season.
Chris G, 30.
Jo A, 35, another girl on the team - yeah.

The MAD September CTC

This month's Cross Team Challenge has been set by the MAD team:

MADness, complete MADness:

The interval session is: 10 x 1 minute rows with 1 minute rests

It's your accumulated distance for 10 x 1 minute with 1 minute rest between reps.
Rest can be active or passive it's your choice. Rolling starts are allowed.
Resting metres recorded on the PM3/PM4 don't count.

2 Empty the Tanks team mates have already recorded a time - well done to the David's.

16Empty the Tanks I2916.5m
David Junta 2941 metres (H)
David Mikoska 2892 metres (H)