Thursday, 31 March 2016

Two boats floated in March CTC

We have managed to float two boats in the points rankings of this month's Cross Team Challenge with thanks to the following awesome team mates:

25 pts
Empty the Tanks I10:09.1
Galeere (H)
Joseph Smyntek (H)
Pongi (H)
Daniel Sundqvist (L)
Caroline Joynson (F)

2 pts
Empty the Tanks II11:50.1
Kenneth Murdoch (H)
Mark Kaehler (H)
Rob Drury (L)
Amelia Jean (L)
Nicola Murdoch (F)
Nice work there folks. It was a pretty tough interval session set by the Red Line Rocket team.

April's CTC has been set by C2 Tweet Crew and is called the Tom Robinson Band Challenge!

2, 4, 6, 8, with rest of 1min, 1min 30sec, 2mins

2mins (static start)
1min rest
4mins (rolling start)
1min 30sec rest
6mins (rolling start)
2mins rest
8mins (rolling start)

Record your distance for 20 minutes of rowing (resting metres don't count).

Monday, 28 March 2016

WEC 2016 Update

I hope you all enjoyed a restful Easter with family and friends.
So now fuelled with chocolate Easter eggs and other treats we can channel that energy into the WEC.
We are doing well with our current position 12th out of 245 teams which places us in the top 5%.

Individual team mates have been hitting the C2 hard over the past 13 days with the following placed in the top ten:

Mike S and Tomasz are both erging hard in the 300k+ club battling it out for pole position.

Ken, Preston and Jeff B are enjoying the exclusive 200k+ club in the top five places in the team.

Daniel, Dave, Harmut and Beate are in the 100k club which is pretty impressive stuff!

Joe S, Diggy, Steve and Andy are very close to the 100k club.

Thanks to the rest of the team contributing to our 12th place position.
Keep rowing hard!

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter!

Hey ETT'ers wishing you all a fabulous Easter break.
Channel that chocolate eating into fuel for the WEC!

WEC updates tomorrow. Have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday!

Sunday, 20 March 2016

WEC 2016 Day Five

Five days into the WEC competition and we are in 11th position out of 196 world-wide teams.
We have 41 team mates signed up to the challenge and 33 have uploaded their hard earned metres.

How are you felling in the first week of the challenge?
How are you doing on the Mud Madness challenge too?

We have happily rowed past Team Canada but we can not rest until we secure back our top ten place next week.

Keep rowing team!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

WEC 2016 Day One

We have opened the competition in the top ten! Excellent work.
Only 29 team mates have signed up with only ten of us who have uploaded metres. I am sure over the course of the next few days we will be back up to our usual 60+ team mates rowing!

Row hard folks!

There are five exclusive hand-decorated ETT t-shirts to be won during the World Erg Challenge 2016. These are the categories:
  • Most enthusiastic team mate
  • Most metres
  • Personal Best time / distance
  • Best new team mate
  • Best female
Please keep me posted about your WEC journey via the blog, Facebook or e-mail

Thursday, 10 March 2016

World Rowing Indoor Sprints 2016

The World Rowing Indoor Sprints are a new initiative between Concept2 and World Rowing. The Sprints are a virtual indoor rowing championships modeled after the successful SkiErg World Sprints.

When and Where

The Indoor Sprints takes place between March 11-13, 2016. As to where it takes place—that's entirely up to you! Unlike a traditional race, the World Rowing Indoor Sprints can take place anywhere in the world. You can take part on your own or in an organized event. We're excited to see how widespread this gets!

The Details

  • Race 1,000 meters on the Concept2 Indoor Rower (Model A-E rowers only, no Dynamic or indoor rowers on Slides) at your club, gym, school or home March 11-13, 2016.
  • Individuals should enter their time in their Concept2 Online Logbook by 9 a.m. GMT on March 15, 2016.
  • Events should send their results by email to using the result form below. If you submit 20 or more individual results from an event held by your club or team, you’ll be entered in a raffle for a new indoor rower for your facility. Results must be emailed by 9 a.m. GMT on March 15, 2016.
  • There will also be a separate raffle for events held in World Rowing development countries where there are 10 or more competitors. Email if you have a question about whether your country qualifies.
Late submissions cannot be accepted. All results MUST be submitted by 9 a.m. GMT on March 15, 2016.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

VTC T-shirt Progress

Hello all, today I am busy embroidering the Virtual Team Challenge winners T-shirts.
Hopefully they will be with team mates before the World Erg Challenge starts on the 15th March!!

What are you guys up to this weekend?