Saturday, 31 January 2015

VTC 2015 Final Day!

I received a friendly e-mail from our closest rival, Capital Rowing Team today:

"Hello Caroline, Just saying hello and it was great competing with your team this month. We've been motivated to get and stay ahead - I don't know which of us will be in the lead after tonight, but it'll be close. Smile! You guys are amazing, and very cool that you erg from all corners of the world! See you in the VTC next year, Mary Ellsworth, co-captain, Capital Rowing Team, Washington, DC"

They seem like a decent bunch of ergers.... but let's hope we can upload the extra 200k by the end of the day to move up to 22nd place!?

This is the current position as of Saturday night (GMT) 10.25pm:

23Empty the TanksVirtual Club7,117,99052136,884

On to the individual achievements during the 2015 Virtual Team Challenge:

  • Steve has rowed his way to the top of the team with an awe inspiring 779,192 metres. Excellent work there - you deserve a day off on Sunday.

  • Mark is very close behind in second place with an eye-watering 659,319 metres - and a stone lighter!

  • Ken has erged hard and clocked up 535,335 metres and gave Steve and Mark serious competition.

  • Phil H and Ric are the only members of the 400k club and have been battling it out for 4th and 5th place. Excellent work chaps.

  • Todor, Neil R and Rob D are the hard-erging trio in the 300k club and there have been daily shifts between 6th, 7th and 8th places between these guys.

  • Bill, David G and Dave R are fully paid-up members of the 200k club and have put in the hard work over the past month.

  • The 100k club is the most popular club by far has a bunch of fun and eclectic clientele! At the top we have David B followed by Caroline, Leslie, Jean, Mike, Andy, Bouke, John, Allan and Mark K. Nice work team mates.

  • The following team mates were so very close to the 100k club with between 95k - 75k, Edward J, Pongi, Joe S, Diggy and Matt R. Well done guys.

And a big thank you goes out to the remaining team mates without whose contribution we would not be in the top 25 teams in the world! Cheers Fred, Jonathan, Craig, John, Lance, Rob, Kevin, Jeff, Norman, Rob K, Karyn, Tim, Jim, Xavier, Lisa, Matt B, Craig, Kim, Michael, Wayne, Mike, David B, Phil and David H.

As always it has been a pleasure rowing with you all - you are a brilliant team and I am very proud of your individual and our team achievements.
Let me know if you achieved any personal goals that I can share with the rest of team.

See you all again on the 15th March for the World Erg Challenge!

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