Sunday, 27 September 2015

FTC 2015 Day 13

Although we have dropped from 7th place, today we have moved into 8th position (after moving up from 9th place yesterday).
We are definitely on track to reach over 10 million metres by the end of the challenge and we have quite a number additional team mates who have signed up and uploaded metres.

Keep up the great work team!

Monday, 21 September 2015

FTC 2015 Day Seven

Let's shout about some awesome achievements:

At the top of the team we have:

Ken M 183k
Jthered 153k
Steve C 126k
Jan 107k
Matt L 106k
David R 105k

Jeff K 95k
Rob D 92k
Gary Mc 78k
Bill S 73k
John F 71k

Keep up the great work team. Many thanks to the team mates who are toiling away with under 70k. Every metre genuinely counts.
For those team mates who have yet to upload - get those metres on the leaderboard soon. It could make the difference of a whole position in the final standings!

Sunday, 20 September 2015

FTC 2015 Day Six

Day six and we are in 7th place out of 240 world-wide teams.
We have some crazy team mates at the top of the team having daily battles for pole position! Today we have Ken M at the top, with Jthered in second and Matt L in third.
Over ten members; Steve, Jeff K, Jan, Rob D, Shawn, Hector, Gary, John F, Bill, Andrew and Rainer have rowed over 50K.
16 team mates have contributed over 25k, Doug, Andy, Mike, Rob P, Jeff B, Mark, Allan, Neil, Caroline, Mike, Norman, Joe, Karyn, Pongi, Luis and Matt R.
Great work ETT'ers.
Tomorrow will be the end of week one and we should aim to secure our 7th place with a few extra metres each.
Keep rowing strong!

Saturday, 19 September 2015

FTC 2015 Day Five

Hey. We have over 70+ team mates signed up and we have scooted up to 7th place today which is awesome!

Looking good team. I will do  the weekly report tomorrow.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

FTC 2015 Day Three

Sub 7 have erged past us with 50k and pushed us down to 8th place! Can we push past them by the end of the weekend?

We have had some extremely impressive contributions from 44 team mates with stand out achievements from Jthered, Ken and Jan.

Keep going! We are on track for over 9 million!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

FTC 2015 Day Two

Still in 7th place and going strong...

Come on ETT'ers. This is looking goooood!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

FTC 2015 Day One

We have shot out of the dock like a torpedo and are in 7th place out of 144 teams on the first day of the FTC 2015. Sub 7 are close behind us and our old nemesis FIRT are only ahead by 500k!

Ken M has rowed a Full marathon and not far behind is new team mate Jthered 19.
Keep up the great momentum ETT'ers.

1Kenneth MurdochM4642,195
2JTHERED 19M4525,000
3Rob DruryM6823,102
4Shawn KenaleyM3816,000
5Gary McCormackM4710,748
6Jan Van Der HorstM4510,436
7John FewtrellM6910,000
8Jeff KueckerM4710,000
9Rainer SaadM2810,000
10Joseph SmyntekM357,924
11Edward JacksonM627,000
12Doug LyM346,683
13Caroline JoynsonF426,000
14Duncan MurrayM486,000
15Michael SiersM515,191
16Kevin McLellanM634,207
17Kevin SantoneM494,000
18Neil KingstonM332,000

During a team challenge I typically update the blog around this time each day and as we are a world-wide team I know so of you may not have had a chance to row or upload yet. Please don't worry as your contributions will be counted in the following blog post.

Entering into the spirit of endurance rowing (which I know some of you are planning to do over the next month) have you any tips to share with the rest of the team?

Q: What food do you eat to prepare for a longer erg session?

If you have been a follower of this blog for a while you will probably already know my big love for sweet potatoes. I usually roast up a huge batch at the weekend and then microwave a bowl of them and scoff about an hour before a big rowing session.

Q: Do you think adding electrolytes to your drink / water makes a difference?

I have recently been adding a squirt of electrolytes into my water bottle during a harder bike turbo or rowing session and I have noticed a difference afterwards with a quicker recovery (although I haven't been that scientific about if it has improved my erging or bike performance. Yet)

Share what you eat and drink for endurance rowing......

Monday, 14 September 2015

FTC starts tomorrow

Get some rest tonight team mates because the FTC starts tomorrow!
Come on ETT'ers. We can smash this!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

FTC in two days!

We have an awesome gang ready for the Fall Team Challenge were we aim to beat our 2014 top 3% placing.
I have a question to ask you guys........ should we drop team mates from the FTC if they haven't rowed any metres by the 30th September?
Over the past few team challenges we have had between 7 - 12 members who have signed up for challenges, but for whatever reason didn't get a chance to take part or upload metres. This ends up bringing the team average metres down. So, should we get tactical and drop members if they don't upload?
Please note this DOES NOT drop team mates from ETT permanently - ONLY for the FTC 2015.

Vote at the top right hand side of the blog.

Here is the team so far! 52 keen ETT'ers.

1Jonathan TurnsM470
2Andy SoyringM550
4Mark BowerM370
5Leslie FoxM660
6Jim MoldenhauerM580
7John DigweedM480
8Dave PongraczM420
9Duncan MurrayM480
10Karyn McNamaraF410
11Neil KingstonM330
12Steve ColesM480
13Norman HaasM590
14Caroline JoynsonF420
15Hartmut DickeM440
16Gary McCormackM470
17Mike BodeM580
18Michael SiersM510
19Ian CleggM570
20Tim WilliamsM450
21hector m guerrero villaM520
22Esa LahnakoskiM640
23Dave RobertsM560
24Edward JacksonM620
25Justin CliftM400
26Andreas EnglertM220
27Steven RimmerM340
28xavier harduinM470
29Joseph SmyntekM350
30Andrew BainbridgeM370
31Mike FogelM600
32David HopkinsonM360
33Les JonesM500
34Mark KaehlerM610
35Wayne HollinsheadM490
36Kenneth MurdochM460
37Jeff KueckerM470
38Lisa KueckerF480
39Thomas KroekerM360
40Neil RyanM480
41Jan Van Der HorstM450
42Bill SchmidtM540
43Matthias RauschM370
44Craig OldakowskiM340
45Sarah HopkinsF230
46Andrew LambertM490
47Doug BucknallM390
48Daniel SundqvistM370
49Megan FlickelF380
50JTHERED 19M450
51Doug LyM340
52robert parkM710

Hey guys. Let's get erging!
See you on the 15th September.