Sunday, 27 May 2012

Challenge Series Results

I know that Mark, Ric and myself entered the 2012 Challenge Series this year and have all completed the 9 rounds which qualifies us for a Challenge Series T-shirt.

We finished in very respectable positions in the 30+ rankings:
  • Mark is the highest ranking male ETT'er with a 6th place position out of 306 entrants! Impressive stuff there Mark. 
  • Ric finished in the top ten with a 10th place ranking out of 306 indoor rowers. Great work there Ric! 
  • I Finished 12th out of 92 women and 5th out of 29 lightweight women. 
 I quite enjoyed the variety of different indoor rowing sessions every month and aim to do the 2013 Challenge Series again this year.

 If any other Empty the Tanks team mates completed this individual challenge please let me know so I can blog about your achievements. Unlike the online C2 challenges I am unable to sort the results by team affiliation.

 I hope you all enjoyed the dazzlingly good weather this weekend. I opted out of indoor rowing sessions in favour of a blast around Richmond Park on my bike so I could enjoy the glorious sunshine.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

June CTC

Age Without Limits have set the June Cross Team Challenge which has been inspired by the 100 year anniversary of Titanic. You have to row 3800 metres the depth of the Titanic wreck. There's only a few days left for the May CTC and don't forget the last round of the Challenge Series is a 500m sprint.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Boat One floated in the May CTC

Seven team mates have rowed the interesting May Cross Team Challenge of 8 x 2 minutes with 2 minutes rest. You need to add together the fastest and slowest interval to enter onto the site. Here are the results of the seven ETT'ers, we need three more team mates to float boat two:

7 pts
Empty the Tanks I1099.6m
Mark Bower (H) 1228m
Richard Young (H) 1179m
Joseph Smyntek (H) 1145m
Mike Schnell (L) 1030m
Caroline Joynson (F) 916m

38Empty the Tanks II1090.5m
John Giles (H) 1136m
Peter Hicking (H) 1045m

Come on people it's a fun challenge!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

ETT Global Marathon'ers

Bill and Joe S rowed a full marathon (42,195 metres) and Todor and Allan rowed a half marathon (21,097 metres) for this challenge - Amazing work team mates!!

Saturday, 12 May 2012


Four members of ETT have rowed the RowPro 8 x 2 minutes with 2 minutes rest session this month. When you enter the metres on the Cross Team Challenge you add together the metres of the fastest and slowest interval.
Here are the ETT results to date:

31Empty the Tanks I1056.7m
Joseph Smyntek (H) 1145m
John Giles (H) 1136m
Mike Schnell (L) 1030m
Caroline Joynson (F) 916m

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Start the 2013 season with a challenge!

Start the year as you mean to go on... row a half marathon or full marathon in the first 15 days of the 2013 season and get your name on the honour board and qualify for a certificate.

Global Marathon Challenge

May 1–May 15

The Details

  • Choose from two levels of participation:
    • Full Marathon Challenge: Row or ski a full marathon (exactly 42,195 meters) in one workout during the first two weeks of May and enter it in your online logbook.
    • Half Marathon Challenge: Row or ski a half marathon (exactly 21,097 meters) in one workout during the first two weeks of May and enter it in your online logbook.
  • This is an individual challenge. (You do not need to belong to a team to participate.)