Saturday, 17 October 2015

FTC 2015 Final Results

We did it!
A massive thank you to all team mates who participated in the 2015 Fall Team Challenge.
We finished waaaaay beyond our target of 10 million metres with a final result of 10,949,741 metres which is absolutely awesome considering that on the 11th October we had not even reached 10 million!
We also maintained our top 3% standing with 9th place out of 271 world-wide teams!


Onto the individual results:



We had a surprise leader in the top spot after team metre uploads yesterday. Jason who had dominated pole position for weeks got bumped into second place by Matt L at the last minute.
There is only a couple of metres in it though. Well done guys! Impressive stuff and you both made sure ETT secured our top 3% standing!
Matt L wins the most metres prize.
Jason wins the best new team mate prize.




Bill S is the sole member of the half a million metres club. He has been one of the most enthusiastic members of the competition, posting on the ETT blog and Facebook page with encouraging messages and notes. He also achieved an SB for a 30 minute row with a dodgy knee too!
Bill S wins the most enthusiastic team mate prize.








Ken and David are enjoying the prestige of the 400k club. Well done guys you have knocked it out of the park!







Hector, Steve C (with a few injuries), Rob D, Shawn and Jeff K (hit 3 million lifetime metres and has maintained a 60lb weight loss over the past 2 years rowing) have erged an awesome 300k+ metres each over the course of the challenge. Excellent stuff gentlemen.









John F, Andy S, Jeff B, Allan, Rainer, Andy L, Rob P, Gary (his first FTC), Caroline (hit 10 million lifetime metres) and Mark B (hit 15 million lifetime metres AS WELL AS training for his running club) are now partying hard after getting into the 200k club. In reality we are now chilling out and putting our feet up!








The biggest club is the 100k club with the following amazing team mates: Harmut (despite a back injury), Doug, Pongi, (hit 10 million lifetime metres), Andy H (hit 4 million lifetime metres), David H, Mike F (who hit 3 million lifetime metres, 500,000 since a hip operation 9 months ago!), Diggy (even though he was on holiday for 2 weeks of the challenge), Doug, Daniel (finished with 26k on the last day!), Joe S (hit a new 1k PB), Jan, Karyn, Kevin, James, Lucas (with a bad knee and his self titled - operation-get-t-shirts-to-fit task) Neil, Rob T, Luis, Norman (in only 2 weeks!) and Leslie (who only started the challenge on 2nd Oct). Excellent work everyone!

Mike F wins the most hard-core prize for rowing over 100k during this challenge after his hip operation!
Daniel wins the PB / Distance prize for his 26k on the last day of the challenge.


A few members didn't quite make it into the 100k club during this challenge but have rowed a very decent chunk that helped us achieve our top ten position. Nice work Ian, Edward (who has been sailing around the world on a cruise ship and erging in the cruise ship gym in between drinks on deck and sight-seeing), Emma, Les, Jonathan and Thomas. 





And of course a big ETT thank you to John B, Andreas, Duncan, Toni, Michael S, Susanne, Megan, Mark, Matthias, Ellie, Neil, Kevin Mc, Xavier, Andrew, Nick, Justin, Dave R, Lisa, Bill, Sarah and Robert A. Without your total group contribution of over 730,000 metres we would not have smashed our best ever result in a team competition!

There we have it ETT'ers.  Our BEST EVER TEAM CHALLENGE since Empty the Tanks was established in 2009. I hope to see you all in the January Team Challenge!

If you have been awarded a prize could you please send me your address and t-shirt size to ett@oddpost.co.uk.
I aim to send out prizes in the last week of October.

18 comments:

  1. Nice rounds up Caroline, and congratulations to all, what a great result for ETT. Also congratulations to all that achieved a milestone during the period....excellent (-:

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. It has been great having you on the team!
      See you in the January Challenge and there is always the Skeleton Crew next from the 25th - 31st October.

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  2. Well done to all members! A great team effort!

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    1. Nice one Bill. Thanks for your enthusiastic participation and encouragement. Until next time x Caroline

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  3. Congratulations to all. I would say take a break but Skeleton Crew is next week and the Holiday Challenge waits for no man (or woman for that matter). Back to the rower, all of you! Mike F.

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    1. Yes. The Skeleton Crew is nearly upon us again! Luckily not as high stakes as the FTC!
      Thanks for your metres Mike! x

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  4. Hats off to our wonderful team captain Caroline for her excellent blog and the prize t-shirts is a wonderful added surprise! Thanks also to all the comments from all the team members, especially Bill S, proud to be part of such a great virtual team and looking forward to future team events.

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    1. Thanks Diggy - that's very kind of you to say.
      We wouldn't have such a great time if it wasn't for members like you!
      Enjoy a bit of a rest until the next challenge.

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  5. Well done team mates. I initially signed up and had a few meters under my belt but realized that my work schedule would not allow me to accumulate any meaningful total of meters so I withdrew so the team average would not suffer. Hope to be a full participant in January. Again, job well done. - Jim Moldenhauer

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    1. That was very gallant of you Jim. Hopefully next time work won't be quite as crazy x

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  6. Well done everybody, this is a great team we have going here. Congratulations to the prize winners as well as to everybody who emptied their tanks during this event. Thanks to Caroline for her resumee and prize awarding efforts!

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    1. Thanks Hartmut.
      We had a good challenge this year. Fingers crossed for a good response in January!

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  7. This was great motivation. I finished my first team challenge with just over 100k in 3 weeks. I can't believe the numbers some of you put up, just incredible. I managed to loose 12 lbs during the chalenge so that was an added bonus. See you all on the cross team challenge "boats"

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    1. Well done on rowing over 100k in 3 weeks. Impressive stuff. Maybe on the next challenge you will be churning out some of those impressive numbers you mentioned yourself!

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  8. Being a member of ETT is really important to me and Caroline's leadership is a big part of that. I look forward to the next Team Challenge.

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    1. Thanks Leslie. Your vey kind words are much appreciated. Here's to the next challenge x

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  9. First time in a team challenge and found Caroline's Blog was brilliant in bringing everyone together. As a member of ETT I found that a great motivation to row. Looking forward to the next challenge and to join the 100k club !

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    1. Thanks Les J I think you will make the 100k club in January!

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