Saturday, 23 September 2017

FTC 2017 Week One

One week into the challenge and we have rowed an impressive 1,297,017 metres which places us in 20th position out of 426 teams. That's the top 5%.

We have a different collective of top ten team mates this week which is interesting:

Jeff is in first place and has smashed through the one million metres in a week.
Tomasz in second place giving him some stiff competition.
Ken M has almost reached 1MM.
James and Hector have rowed 70k+ and our top female Emma is catching them up with 61k.
David, Les, Caroline and Jim are close to and beyond 50k+.

Of the 44 team mates who have signed up for the challenge, 37 have contributed metres.

A big thank you to the following ETT'ers who have uploaded their hard work:

Jim Moldenhauer, Mike Fogel, Jeff Doubleday, Bouke Dieleman, Andy Soyring, Julie Suni, William Doughty, Mike Bode, John Betts, Norman Haas, Gary McCormack, Preston Zale, Edward Jackson, Andrew Lambert, Evan Jenkins, Joseph Smyntek, Robert Ayres, John Bilis, Adrianne Davidson, Tim Adams, Mark Bower, Jurjen Borst, Hartmut Dicke, Larry Williams, Dan Usher, Jan Van Der Horst and Mark Kaehler.

Let's see how we get on in week two. We are only 40k behind Flower City Crossfit team, maybe we can sneak past them this weekend?
Have you any stories / personal bests to share with me?

Saturday, 16 September 2017

FTC 2017 Day One

We have 37 team team mates signed up and ready to erg for the 2017 Fall Team Challenge.
16 team mates have already uploaded metres and we finished day one in 20th place out of 194 world-wide teams.

Our lead team mate on the first day of the challenge is Ken M, followed closely by Mike F and Andy S.

It's a good start ETT'ers. Please share any of your aims, training programmes or personal bests with us on the blog, Facebook group or e-mail me (

Friday, 1 September 2017

Summer Update and Upcoming Challenges

Lots of ETT'ers took part in the Dog Days of Summer individual challenge. Congratulations goes out all who completed it!

Thank you to the following awesome team mates who rowed the 200m Cross Team Challenge. In the month of August we had 13 team mates compete.
Hats off to the Murdoch family with Ken sweet talking his whole family to take part. Thanks to Eloisa, Hannah and Catherina Murdoch - such great spirit there! It's also great to see so many female ETT'ers get involved too.

80 pts
Empty the Tanks I0:36.3
Joseph Smyntek (H)
James Groessler (H)
Kenneth Murdoch (H)
Rob Drury (L)
Eloisa Murdoch (F)

24 pts
Empty the Tanks II0:42.1
Jonathan Turns ETT (H)
Mike Bode (H)
Jim Moldenhauer (H)
Amelia Jean (L)
Hannah Murdoch (F)

194Empty the Tanks III1:02.0
SophiaMichael (L)
Catherina Murdoch (L)
Caroline Joynson (F)

The September Cross Team Challenge is a straight forward 6,000 metres from a standing start. Great timing for the Fall Team Challenge which kicks off on the 15th September.

Row as many metres collectively as a team from the 15th September until the 15th October. Last year we finished in 15th place out of 393 teams which places us in the top 4% of world-wide teams. 

In 2015 we finished in the top 3% of teams in 9th place. We want to break that 2015 record.
ETT can only do this with lots of you taking part. It's more fun if we all participate and rack up those metres! It is also more motivating if we have a bit of banter on the Facebook page and on the blog. 

So, who is with me?

Sign up on your logbook on your 'Challenges' page or find the link via your 'Teams' page too.