Sunday, 31 August 2014

Dog Days of Summer and August CTC update

We had an impressive number of ETT'ers complete the Dog Days of Summer Challenge which was a individual cumulative metres challenge between the 1st - 28th August.

The following team mates pulled in some awesome numbers! Well done everybody!
David H has almost rowed a million metres in 4 weeks - what an amazing feat.

David Hannan Melbourne  AUS  880000
Bill Schmidt Cornelius  USA  373067
Craig Waugh Uddingston  GBR  248948
Karyn McNamara Adelaide  AUS  226537
Rob Drury Maidstone  GBR  216616
Mike Bode Stillwater  USA  194935
Andy Soyring Chicago  USA  161585
Mike Fogel Tijeras  USA  129225
Jim Moldenhauer Eau Claire  USA  118921
Mark Bower Doncaster  GBR  117496
Wayne Hollinshead Barry  GBR  103938
Leslie Fox Darlington  GBR  100000
David Bass St Albans  GBR  100000

Onto the August Cross Team Challenge that was set byRote 87.
It was an interval session of 1500m, 1000m and 500m with 3 minute rests.

I only just completed mine today and I apologise for my effort because it certainly isn't up to my usual standards ; ( BUT it means that we have floated boat number two into the points rankings. Yipeee!

39 pts
Empty the Tanks I10:51.8
Rainer Saad (H)
Pongi (H)
David Hannan (H)
Bill_Schmidt (L)
Karyn McNamara (F)

11 pts
Empty the Tanks II11:55.7
Jonathan Turns ETT (H)
Mike Bode (H)
Jim Moldenhauer (H)
Rob Drury (L)
Caroline Joynson (F)

73Empty the Tanks III12:53.9
Diggy (L)
No Name Time Pace Power
67 Rainer Saad M  10:11.0    1:41.8   331.4 
91 Pongi M  10:23.8    1:44.0   311.4 
130 Bill_Schmidt m  10:41.4    1:46.9   286.5 
131 David Hannan M  10:41.7    1:47.0   286.1 
151 Jonathan Turns ETT M  10:50.1    1:48.4   275.2 
189 Mike Bode M  11:07.5    1:51.3   254.2 
220 Rob Drury m  11:24.9    1:54.1   235.3 
275 Jim Moldenhauer M  12:20.8    2:03.5   186.0 
276 Karyn McNamara F  12:21.3    2:03.6   185.6 
311 Diggy m  12:53.9    2:09.0   163.1 
329 Caroline Joynson f  13:55.3    2:19.2   129.7 

Bill has put in a master stroke to get so close to Rainer and Pongi in Boat one!
Whereas, Karyn has punched hard with a zippy pace of 2:03.
Great efforts and results ETT'ers. Well done.

The September CTC is the Joan Van Blom Cancer Awareness row consisting of 7684 metres. You can read about the background to this session on the C2 Forum here.

All the best ETT'ers and don't forget to sign up for the Fall Team Challenge which starts on the 15th September 2014.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Fall Team Challenge 2014

The Fall Team Challenge 2014 is now open for entries.

This team challenge starts on the 15th September until the 15th October 2014. Row as many metres as you can during the time period and upload your metres to contribute to the team total.

Over the past five years this has been our best participated event and we have achieved either our highest ranked position or rowed the most metres during the FTC! Our aim this year is to beat our 2013 ranking of 9th place out of 268 world-wide teams with 8,096,596 metres. This placed us in the top 3% of teams and has been our best ever result in any team competition.

Are you up for the challenge ETT'ers?

The following team mates have already signed up, including new team mate Bastian, 30 from Germany. Welcome to the team Bastian and we look forward to erging with you in September.

Not sure how to sign up to the FTC?
Follow the instructions in the Team Competitions tab above.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

August CTC week one, Dog Days of Summer & Estonian Quad Skull Team

Two ETT'ers have rowed the August Summer Slope Challenge and have put in some decent entries too. We still need three more team mates to get boat one floated in the points rankings.

20Empty the Tanks I10:54.3
Pongi (H) 10:23.8
Rob Drury (L) 11:24.9

Don't forget to get involved in the individual challenge entitled the Dog Days of Summer this month (thanks to Dave B for reminding me!):

  • Week 1, Aug. 1–7: 10,000 metres
  • Week 2, Aug. 8–14: 20,000 metres
  • Week 3, Aug. 15–21: 30,000 metres
  • Week 4, Aug. 22–28: 40,000 metres

Have you met the goal for week one yet?

I received a fun e-mail from Rainer today who wanted to share this awesome shot of the Estonian Quad Skull Team who are heading for the World Championships in the Netherlands later in the month.
Its great to have some inspirational sporting figures in your life.

Have you met any of your sporting heroes?