Friday, 28 February 2014

February CTC Update

I had a little blogging break for a week or two, I hope you didn't mind; January and February have been crazy months for me so I needed a bit of down time from ETT updates.

I am gearing up for the imminent Mud Season Madness that starts on 1st March - 31st March 2014. Are you ready for it? Row or ski 5k for 25 days in March.

Today though I have got the latest on the February Cross Team Challenge. We have 3 boats in the rankings but only one floated in the points table.

In boat one we have some impressive distances, with some great entries from those in boats two and three too!

43 pts
Empty the Tanks I3649.6m
Richard Young (H)
Mark Bower (H)
Espen Holm (H)
Rob Drury (L)
Karyn McNamara (F)

67Empty the Tanks II3520.7m
Rainer Saad (H)
Joseph Smyntek (H)
Pongi (H)
Caroline Joynson (L)

72Empty the Tanks III3234.6m
Jonathan Turns ETT (H)
edward jackson (H)
David Bass (H)

50 Richard Young  3879    1:40.5   344.4 
56 Mark Bower  3857    1:41.1   338.6 
66 Espen Holm  3828    1:41.9   331.0 
83 Rainer Saad  3768    1:43.5   315.7 
88 Joseph Smyntek  3751    1:44.0   311.4 
159 Pongi  3586    1:48.8   272.1 
209 Rob Drury  3446    1:53.2   241.4 
237 Jonathan Turns ETT  3362    1:56.0   224.2 
239 edward jackson  3355    1:56.2   222.8 
264 Karyn McNamara  3238    2:00.4   200.3 
317 David Bass  2987    2:10.6   157.2 
318 Caroline Joynson  2978    2:11.0   155.8 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Valentine Challenge 2014

Let this Valentine's Day be a focus for your fitness this week.

Row 14,000 metres between the 9th - 14th February and you get your name on the Honour Board and get to download a range of C2 Valentine's Day themed cards (Chris gets one from me every year - lucky guy). If you don't have a special somebody in your life then send it to yourself!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

VTC 2014 summary

We finished the Virtual Team Challenge in 18th position out of 337 teams with over 8 million metres. That places us in the top 5% of teams. 45 team mates rowed an average of 170k during the 31 day challenge.

18Empty the TanksVirtual Club8,323,72347177,100

If you compare our efforts against teams of a similar size we finished in 3rd place out of 33 teams with 21-50 members. The Sub 7, Oarsome, Paddy Power team were over 1 million metres behind us!

As you can see from the bar chart we had some impressive metres from individual team mates:

  • Our number one guy is Nick W who rowed an awesome inspiring 1 million metres in 31 days! Amazing stuff Nick you are now know as 'Nick-the-Machine'. 
  • Steve C is the only other team mate who hit 500+ metres - nice work there Super-Steve
  • There were five members of the exclusive 400k+ club; Fred, Todor, Jeff, Beat and Mark all safely in the top ten. Well done guys, you are hard-core.
  • Lisa is our top ranking female who clocked up a fab 357+ metres - nice work Lisa you are a star!
  • We had a large cohort of 200k'ers during this challenge starting with Rob, Matt C, Diggy, Karyn, Rob K, John G, Ric Y, Teodora, Mike B and Leslie. Excellent work ETT'ers.
  • We had a great bunch in the 100k club that included John F, Caroline, Lucas, Andy S and Norman.
  • Jean headed the 99k-50k along with Craig, Bouke, Jim, Paul M, Joe S, Matt B, Hector, Edward, Dave P, Dave B, Mike S, John B and Michael C.
  • Michael S, Jonathan T, Preston, Michael D, Mike F, Bill, Mark K and Karen all contributed to the final 8 million metres for the team.
Well done to everybody who has made this VTC such an exciting and gripping team challenge. The HM challenge suggested by Matt C was a real fun aspect of the final week and boosted the metres no end!

We could do another HM challenge in the final week of the World Erg Challenge (15th March - 15th April) and see if we could get more ETT'ers involved - what do you think?