We still need more ladies to compete - maybe some of our regular team challenge rowers would like to mix up their erging over the next four weeks!?
|Empty the Tanks I||4382.2m|
|Bouke Dieleman (H) 4649 metres|
Beat Emch (H) 4571 metres
Joseph Smyntek (H) 4513 metres
|Chris Venables (L) 4502 metres|
Caroline Joynson (F) 3676 metres
|11||Empty the Tanks II||4450m|
|Rob Drury (L) 4450 metres|
To anybody who has tried this row - Have you any tips or advice for fellow team mates?
17 minutes with a bonus 7 metres for every stroke rate over 24spm.
My advice would be to break the row into 4 sections, (around 4 mins each) and row at a pace that you can sustain for each section, and then up the stroke rate higher at each subsequent section.
I tried this on my first attempt and averaged out at 27 spm (giving me a bonus of 21 metres). I tried another session today but blew up with only 10 minutes to go and put the oar down (Chris gave me a speedy pep talk and I got back to it) I didn't get a better time but on my second attempt my average stroke rate was at 28 spm (even with a bonus of 28 metres I didn't get a better result than my first attempt).