Back to the more serious matters of erging. This months challenges are as follows:
April Cross Team Challenge
This months set has been devised by SUB 7 and is an interesting take on a CTC theme entitled the 'Three Peak Challenge'
3 Peaks Challenge 1344m (the height of Ben Nevis)
978m (the height of Scafell Pike)
1085m (the height of Snowdon)
Row these in any order you like, and take a total of 5 minutes rest, sliced any way you like ... .
Examples: 1344m - 3' rest - 978m - 2' rest - 1085m
978m - 2:30 rest - 1344m - 2:30 rest - 1085m
Record your total time for 3407m not including the 5 minutes rest.
First rep from a static start, rolling starts allowed on subsequent reps.
The Rowing Company Challenge Series Round 8
I can't believe its round 8 already! I decided to abandon the Challenge Series this season after missing the December deadline for entering my time (it's the first time I have 'jumped ship' on an erg challenge half-way through - as we have discussed in recent blog-posts sometimes life has a habit of getting in the way!).
This month the challenge is to see how far you can row in 16 minutes 19 seconds (the fastest time recorded for the Oxford / Cambridge Boat Race from Putney to Barnes Bridge on the River Thames).
For those of you who are interested in OTW rowing; the boat race is happening this Sunday 6th April, follow the link to get more information http://theboatrace.org/