Saturday, 21 February 2015

Four Boats floated in the Feb CTC

For the first time since May 2013 we have floated four boats in the Cross Team Challenge. Thanks to Karen Bower who entered an impressive distance of 4116 metres for the 20 minute session and Jean Curran who also entered a decent session.

Here are the stats for the rest of the ETT contributors:

Name M/F Metres Pace Power
Rainer Saad M 5698   1:45.3  299.8
Mark Bower M 5587   1:47.4  282.6
Steve Coles M 5579   1:47.5  281.4
Bill_Schmidt m 5281   1:53.6  238.7
Karyn McNamara F 4539   2:12.2  151.5
Richard Young M 5508   1:48.9  270.8
Pongi M 5435   1:50.4  260.1
Joseph Smyntek M 5201   1:55.4  228
Rob Drury m 5057   1:58.6  209.6
Karen Bower f 4116   2:25.8  113
Kenneth Murdoch M 5152   1:56.5  221.6
Jonathan Turns ETT M 5046   1:58.9  208.2
David Gentry M 4995   2:00.1  201.9
Caroline Joynson f 4022   2:29.2  105.4
Nicola Murdoch F 3999   2:30.0  103.6
Mark Kaehler M 4542   2:12.1  151.8
Jim Moldenhauer M 4405   2:16.2  138.5
Matthias Rausch M 4075   2:27.2  109.6
jean.curran f 3590   2:47.1  75
Amelia Jean f 3095   3:13.9  48

Could we get a fifth boat floated this month?

Friday, 20 February 2015

Three CTC Boats!

Wahooo. For the first time since October 2013 we have floated our third boat into the points rankings for the February Cross Team Challenge.

Thanks to the following ETT'ers (with a special row from Ken & Nicola's daughter Amelia)

64 pts
Empty the Tanks I5336.8m
Rainer Saad (H)
Mark Bower (H)
Steve Coles (H)
Bill_Schmidt (L)
Karyn McNamara (F)

40 pts
Empty the Tanks II5044.6m
Richard Young (H)
Pongi (H)
Joseph Smyntek (H)
Rob Drury (L)
Caroline Joynson (F)

12 pts
Empty the Tanks III4457.4m
Kenneth Murdoch (H)
Jonathan Turns ETT (H)
David Gentry (H)
Amelia Jean (L)
Nicola Murdoch (F)

99Empty the Tanks IV4340.6m
Mark Kaehler (H)
Jim Moldenhauer (H)
Matthias Rausch (H)

The last time we achieved four boats in the points rankings was in May 2013 for the ETT 5555 metres session.

Who else wants to participate in the 20 minute session so we can fill boat four? We just need a LW and F rower!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

February CTC Update

Yipeee, we have floated two boats in the points rankings for this month's 20 minute Cross Team Challenge!

We only need 4 ETT'ers to float our third boat (which we haven't managed to achieve since October 2013!).

Thanks to the following team mates:

42 pts
Empty the Tanks I5180m
Mark Bower (H) 5587m
Steve Coles (H) 5579m
Richard Young (H) 5508m
Bill_Schmidt (L) 5204m
Caroline Joynson (F) 4022m

23 pts
Empty the Tanks II4853m
Pongi (H) 5163m
Kenneth Murdoch (H) 5104m
David Gentry (H) 4995m
Rob Drury (L) 5004m
Nicola Murdoch (F) 3999m

78Empty the Tanks III4542m
Mark Kaehler (H) 4542m

Come on team mates we have 13 more days to make a difference!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day ETT'ers!
Wishing you all a fun day with your loved ones x

Well done to the following team mates who all took part in the Valentine's Challenge :

Kenneth Murdoch 54,215
Dave Roberts 46,220
Bill Schmidt 41,000
Mike Bode 30,000
Caroline Joynson 28,004
Rob Drury 28,002
Andy Soyring 23,913
Mark Bower 22,627
Esa Lahnakoski 21,008
Mark Kaehler 20,511
Jonathan Turns 20,266
Phil Venables 18,258
Jim Moldenhauer 17,733
Todor Petrov 17,409
Rainer Saad 16,258
John Giles 14,576
Pieter Goes 14,009
Richard Young 14,000

I baked this lush blueberry and banana porridge this morning that fuelled a great 20 minute row for the CTC. I will upload my metres tomorrow so we can float our second boat in the points rankings x

Monday, 9 February 2015

Feb CTC Update and Valentine's Row

Five team mates have rowed the 20 minutes required for the February Cross Team Challenge. Thanks to the following ETT'ers, including a very new female rower Nicola - welcome to the team Nicola!

16 pts
Empty the Tanks I4853m
Pongi (H) 5163 metres
Kenneth Murdoch (H) 5104 metres
David Gentry (H) 4995 metres
Rob Drury (L) 5004 metres
Nicola Murdoch (F) 3999 metres

Nice work there team x

For those romantic types amongst the team - don't forget if your upload over 14,000 metres between today and the 14th February you will be able to down load a C2 Valentine's card!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

BRIC, CTC and Valentine's Row

If you want to enter the 2015 British Rowing Indoor Championships the last entry is 10am on Monday 2nd February.

I have been to a variety of Indoor Rowing Championships over the past seven years and they are certainly worth the pain and hours of training when you finish that 2k race - no matter what time you achieve. It really is true when they say it's the taking part that counts.... Obviously if you get a medal, now that's a different story!

Have any of you signed up for this event? 

I will not be able to make it this year due to my pretty full commitments with the on-going house renovation but I aim to attend in the 2016 season.

Other events to get involved in this month are:
  • The February Cross Team Challenge has been set by Tribesports and is a simple unrestricted 20 minute row
  • Row 14k between the 9th February - 14th February and qualify for a special C2 downloadable Valentine's Day card