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?


5 comments:

  1. Nice work Nick! Million meters with one month is great achievement!

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  2. Nick an amazing feat. Also a BIG THANKS to John Giles, you pulled me along all the way, I started the challenge slowly and out of shape and I kept track of you, of all team members to stay on the rower that extra 5-10 minutes, even when I thought of just giving up. Having someone to chase really helped me ! A huge "well done" to everyone who participated and as always a massive hurrah to our captain, for keeping the blogs going and inspiring us each day. Happy I have found a such a great bunch of people in a virtual team !

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    1. Thanks Diggy!
      Here's to all our virtual team mates ; ) Cheers!

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  3. Great stuff guys, now back to the normality of the CTC! Only Rob and I have put in an entry so far, mine was a line in the sand and rather pedestrian. Suffering from something of a chest infection (coughing up 'interesting' things), so hopefully I'll put in some better times as the month goes on.

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    1. Trying not to think about the horrors of this CTC. Need to tackle it on a weekend when I'm a bit fresher and have something in the tank.

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