Saturday, 30 November 2013

December Challenges

Alongside the Holiday Challenge there are the following sessions to get your rowing teeth into this month:

December Cross Team Challenge

This is a beast of a session set by Team Oarsome. The interval set is a not-so-oarsome session of 3 x 2k with 3 minutes rest. You then enter your slowest 2k time as the CTC score.
Such an odd suggestion for a CTC challenge especially as this is the BIRC month where ergers will be in training mode tapering their sessions for the event - and most likely after the event will NOT want to do any combination of a 2k session for at least a month... We can only do our best team mates!

Rowing Company Challenge Series Round Four

This is a straight forward 5,000 metres. Read more about it here.

Last change to enter the BIRC is Sunday 1st December. Follow the link to get more details.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Holiday Challenge 2013

A big thanks to Joe for reminding me to remind you guys about the Holiday Challenge 2013

  • Row and/or ski 100,000 meters or 200,000 metres from November 28 to 11:59 p.m. ET December 24.
  • Support great causes with your metres!
  • You do not need to be on a team to participate! Log your individual metres.
  • Indoor rower and SkiErg meters only (no on water/on snow metres please). You can combine metres from each machine to reach the challenge goal.
  • Kid's Holiday Challenge allows kids (aged 16 and under) to participate at 50,000 metres.
  • Adaptive athletes can choose to participate at the 50k, 100k, or 200k levels.
  • Deadline for entering meters: January 4th.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Happy Thanks Giving!

To our American team mates we wish you all a great Thanks Giving.

ETT at the BIRC 2013

Hello folks,

For the first time in about five years I am unable to attend the British Indoor Rowing Championships. On a positive note, we have our very own Edward J making the pilgrimage to Wales to compete in the noble event that is the 2k challenge!

Edward would like to you all to know that he would be happy to meet up with any fellow ETT'ers at the event and would appreciate the company and support of anybody who is competitng or is in the area.

Wishing Edward all the best for his race. He is racing in a new age group this year so he will be the freshest guy on the block. All the best Edward!

Are any other ETT'ers competing on the 7th December?

Friday, 22 November 2013

BIRC 2013

BIRC is Back!

Reminder for BIRC, Saturday 7th December.

If you haven’t registered already now is the time, with less than two weeks to go till entries close (1st December), to get your entry in for the British Indoor Rowing Championships 2013. 
We are running a full race schedule for men and women, juniors and seniors, heavyweight and lightweight, and para rowing competitors.

More details can be found on the BIRC website at

The provisional timetable of racing for BIRC is:
      09:30 - 10:30    All juniors.
     10:30 - 14:00     All categories in the age groups 19 to 49
     13:00 - 14:00     Para rowing categories
     14:00 - 17:00     All categories in the age groups 50 and over.

In addition the Welsh Junior Schools IRC are running on Friday, 6th December.  For more details and to get an entry form contact Mike Hnatiw, Rowing Development Officer, Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre, Channel View, Jim Driscoll Way, Cardiff, CF11 7HB, tel 02920 353912, mob 07855 795205,

The Venue: Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff
The Date: Saturday, 7th December 2013

For more details visit our website or contact The Rowing Company on: 0115 945 5522

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Two new team mates called Steve

Hey, just when you think we are missing some team mates named Steve we get lucky wih two! Welcome to the team guys.

Steve Coles is from the UK and Steve Hull is from Vancouver, USA.

Looking forward to rowing with you for ETT. Check out the team mates page because we have a few additions.

Nov CTC update

Hello folks, we have had a good response from the gents in our team this month with eleven participants. We still only have one boat floated due to the lack of females.... and lightweights....

Is anybody going to volunteer to wear a dress and help us float another boat under the guise of your female alter ego?.... or drop a few kilo's.....No? Didn't think so.

Come on girls and lightweights; let's get boat two in the points rankings!!

11 pts
Empty the Tanks I3:15.0
Espen Holm (H) 2:52.7
Bouke Dieleman (H) 2:55.1
Rainer Saad (H) 3:02.4
Rob Drury (L) 3:12.0
Caroline Joynson (F) 4:12.9

42Empty the Tanks II3:08.7
Lucas Nightingale (H) 3:04.2
Jonathan Turns ETT (H) 3:09.6
Phil Nolan (H) 3:12.3

48Empty the Tanks III3:24.3
Norman Haas (H) 3:18.5
Mike Bode (H) 3:20.4
edward jackson (H) 3:34.2

52Empty the Tanks IV3:37.7
Mark Kaehler (H) 3:37.7 

Sunday, 10 November 2013

November CTC boat one floated!

Yeah, after ten days we have our first boat floated into the Cross Team Challenge this month. This speed interval session set by the Forum Flyers; 4 x 250 metres with 3 minutes rest from a standing start.

Lucas rowed himself of his C2 during this session and he enjoyed a few days in boat one for his efforts!

Keep up the great work ETT'ers!

6 pts
Empty the Tanks I3:18.4
Bouke Dieleman (H) 2:55.1
Rainer Saad (H) 3:02.4
Jonathan Turns ETT (H) 3:09.6
Rob Drury (L) 3:12.0
Caroline Joynson (F) 4:12.9

34Empty the Tanks II3:22.2
Phil Nolan (H) 3:13.5
Lucas Nightingale (H) 3:17.1
Mike Bode (H) 3:36.1

Friday, 1 November 2013

November CTC and the Challenge Series Round Three

Hello people, I'm just updating you on the November individual challenges:
  • The November Cross Team Challenge is the four flying 250m repetitions and was chosen by the Forum Flyers Row 4 * 250 metres, 3 minutes rest. The rules are: free rate, free drag, ALL four reps MUST be from a standing start with no rowing in the three minutes rest. You need to enter the total time for the 1000 metres but do not include the rest time.
  • The Challenge Series Round Three is the Joe Simpson Challenge of 6344 metres which is the distance Joe fell from a mountain - Greg Searle gives you his advice about the challenge here.
  • There is a new challenge this November that links in with the moustache inspired Movember where people grow interesting facial fluff to raise money for prostate cancer; it involes the rowing machine (of course) and its called Rovember!! Read all about it here