Sunday, 30 June 2013

July CTC 2013

Next month's Cross Team Challenge set by Banana Boat team is a short sharp 2 minute blast at 20 strokes (or less) per minute.

Final day of the June CTC

We have had good participation for this month's Cross Team Challenge that was set by Paddy Power IRC. The session was a thigh and lung busting interval row of 1000, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100 with one minute rests.

We floated two boats into the points rankings and had three other partially filled boats. A big thank you goes out to the team mates who took part. The CTC site has been down this afternoon so I will up date you all with the specifics tomorrow.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

8th out of 1039 World-wide teams

Wow, we have jumped up into 8th place out of 1039 world-wide teams in the 2014 season affiliation rankings. Keep up the fab work team : )

New female team mates!

Hello to Jo M
Welcome to two new ladies to the team:

Joanna M from North Yorkshire and Maeve D from Maidstone.

Hope you enjoy rowing with the team.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Two boats for the June CTC and two rowers for the Summer Solstice

What a weirdly warm, sunny and rainy day we have had for the summer solstice in the UK.  Did you managed to upload 21,000 metres to celebrate the longest day of the year?

Well done to Andy, Paul, Leslie, Beat and John D who all qualified for the 2013 Summer Solstice honour board.
Andy SoyringChicago IL USA Empty the Tanks 22119 
Paul MerhibKailua Kona Hi USA Empty the Tanks 21109 
Leslie FoxDarlington GBR Empty the Tanks 21000 
Beat EmchBellach/SO CHE Empty the Tanks 31813 
John DigweedSantiago RM CHL Empty the Tanks 21097 

We also need to say a big thank you to Angela who has helped the second boat in the June CTC enter the points rankings for the Paddy Power 'waterfall' interval.

The individual results are below:

Position Name Sex Time Pace Power
2 Rowan Simpson M  17:24.0    1:34.9   409.4 
25 Mark Bower M  18:40.7    1:41.9   331.0 
31 Richard Young M  18:44.5    1:42.2   327.6 
56 Dave Pongracz M  19:13.8    1:44.9   303.3 
62 Chris Wheatley m  19:24.1    1:45.8   295.3 
91 John Giles M  19:59.3    1:49.0   270.1 
109 Mike Bode M  20:23.0    1:51.2   254.7 
114 Rob Drury m  20:31.6    1:52.0   249.4 
120 Norman Haas M  20:38.7    1:52.6   245.1 
137 edward jackson M  21:01.7    1:54.7   231.9 
162 Phil Nolan M  21:50.0    1:59.1   207.2 
183 Paul Merhib m  23:17.2    2:07.0   170.8 
188 Mark Kaehler M  23:49.2    2:09.9   159.6 
190 Caroline Joynson f  24:14.4    2:12.2   151.4 
192 Leslie Fox m  24:34.8    2:14.1   145.2 
193 David Bass M  24:37.7    2:14.3   144.4 
194 Foxy2 m  25:09.6    2:17.2   135.4 
198 Kevin McLellan m  25:30.4    2:19.1   130.0 
206 Angela McLellan F  30:31.2    2:46.5   75.9 

Sunday, 16 June 2013

2014 Affiliation ranking

Due to our current run of new members it has boosted the team totals for the affiliation rankings. We have jumped up from 12th position to 10th out of 1009 world-wide teams which currently puts us in the top 1% ranking for the 2014 season.

New team mate!

A big welcome goes out to Espen who joined the team today. He is from Norway but is currently living in Mozanbique! Great to have you on board Espen!

Boat one floated in the June CTC

At last we have the first boat in the points rankings for the June Cross Team Challenge.
Paddy Power have set an interval of 1000, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100 metres with 1 minute rests.
The following team mates have entered times:

13 pts
Empty the Tanks I20:03.5
Mark Bower (H) 18:40.7
Richard Young (H) 18:44.5
Dave Pongracz (H) 19:30.8
Chris Wheatley (L) 19:24.1
Caroline Joynson (F) 24:14.4

27Empty the Tanks II20:23.9
John Giles (H) 20:02.4
Mike Bode (H) 20:23.0
Norman Haas (H) 20:38.7
Rob Drury (L) 20:31.6

Empty the Tanks III24:11.3
Mark Kaehler (H) 24:01.9
David Bass (H) 24:37.7
Paul Merhib (L) 23:54.5

We still need more ladies to take part so we can float more boats!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

June CTC

A sunny Saturday afternoon in Regent's
Park Square Garden with BT Tower 
Well done to our great male team mates who have rowed the PaddyPower interval this month.
 As Team Captain I feel a tad guilty that I haven't tried the session yet - the sun has been out and my bike has been calling.....
I promise to upload metres this weekend so we can get at least one boat into the points rankings. Come on girls let's get on those C2's!!

Dave P has analysed the team performance for the last two CTC sets and has deduced the following:

"I crunched a few numbers comparing last month's times with this month's, for the 9 people who have so far contributed to both. Factoring in the slightly shorter distance (5500/5555), it seems that people are on average 64 seconds quicker than the slightly shorter distance would account for. (The range is 41 seconds to 87.)

The time to do the extra 55 meters is typically between 12 and 15 seconds, so people should perhaps be looking to set times that are between about 55 and 100 seconds quicker than last month"

Great work Dave, you are hereby officially ETT's data analyst! Nice work there : )

Current performance:

Position  Name Cat Result Pace Power
18  Mark B M  18:40.7    1:41.9  331
20  Richard Y M  18:44.5    1:42.2  327.6
36  Dave P M  19:13.8    1:44.9  303.3
40  Chris W m  19:24.1    1:45.8  295.3
63  John G M  20:02.4    1:49.3  268
73  Mike B M  20:23.0    1:51.2  254.7
78  Rob D m  20:31.6    1:52.0  249.4
82  Norman H M  20:38.7    1:52.6  245.1
128  Mark K M  24:01.9    2:11.1  155.4

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Summer Solstice 2013

I can't believe that the summer solstice challenge is here already! Summer hasn't even got started has it? I hadn't noticed.....

On Friday 21st June C2 invite you to participate in the Summer Solstice Challenge in honour of the longest day of the year.

The Details
  • Row or ski 21,000 metres on June 21.
  • Metres can be rowed/skied all at once in one workout or over several workouts throughout the day.
  • If you add 97 metres to row/ski 21,097 metres, or a half-marathon, it needs to be rowed/skied all at once in order to qualify to be a ranked piece.
  • This is an individual challenge. (You do not need to belong to a team to participate.)
  • Metres must be entered online.
  • Indoor rower, SkiErg, on water and on snow metres count. You can combine metres to reach 21,000 metres.

Who's in?

Monday, 3 June 2013

June CTC update

Three team mates have rowed the Paddy Power interval today and have entered some very decent times:

7Empty the Tanks I18:53.0
Mark Bower (H) 18:40.7
Richard Young (H) 18:44.5
Dave Pongracz (H) 19:13.8

Nice work chaps. We need a lightweight and a female rower to float this boat!

Come on ETT'ers, an interval row is just what you need in this lovely weather......

June Cross Team Challenge : 1000, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100 metre work intervals all with 1 minute rest. The first to be a standing start, the remainder as you wish. The total time for the work intervals to be recorded.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

New team mates!

Welcome to the following new members of Empty the Tanks : )

Richard McLellan and Alice McLellan have signed up to the team and have contributed a chunk of metres to the team totals already during this indoor- rowing season.