Sunday, 30 November 2014

Jo's PB HM

Jo completed her half-marathon challenge on Saturday in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. She achieved a personal best time by 30 seconds erging the 21,097 metres in 1:52:25.7 at an average pace of 2:39.9.
Excellent stuff Jo! Those metres will count towards the Holiday Challenge too!


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to our USA team mates

Hey USA ETT'ers. Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving.


Now to burn off all that turkey, vegetables, cornbread and pumpkin pie get on the erg to start the Holiday Challenge 2014!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Congratulations goes out to two hard-erging ETT'ers

Two team mates have exciting erging achievements to celebrate this week.

Let's start with Jo who, as you know been indoor rowing for the past year to raise money for Macmillan Cancer.
Jo reached her milestone of one million metres this week and will erg on in style with a half-marathon in Ilkley, West Yorkshire on Saturday 27th November and a full marathon on December.
Jo Go! Well done from behalf of all ETT'ers!


The next bit of fantastic news comes all the way from Estonia - you've guessed it - Rainer has been busy again setting erging records in his first ever 6k race.
He won a silver medal at the Estonian indoor rowing championship. His distance was 6000m with a time of 21:43.1 in the men's 27-44 age category.  Excellent work Rainer. I had better update the team achievements log on the blog!


Don't forget team mates that the Holiday Challenge is upon us soon.
Row or ski 100,000 metres or 200,000 metres during the 27th November (Thanksgiving for those USA team mates) until the 24th December (Christmas Eve for those who celebrate it).


More information can be found on the C2 website here:
http://log.concept2.com/challenge/events/holiday.asp

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Jo's one million metres for Macmillian

I had a touching e-mail from our fellow team mate Jo last week about the million metre challenge she has nearly completed but needs a little bit more support and encouragement to reach the final stages.

She is raising money and awareness for Macmillian Cancer in memory of her mum who died last year and for her dad who is doing well but has battled a number of different cancers too. I know how important it is to support any cancer charity after losing my dad to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in January this year.


Jo started the million on 5/5/14 (her parent's wedding anniversary) and will finish it this month. She is currently on around 920,000 metres.

She is going to row a half marathon outside on a bandstand in the middle of Ilkey town in West Yorkshire on 29/11/14 & a full marathon on 21/12/14 (the first anniversary of her Mum's death). If you are in the area I am sure Jo would absolutely love your support!

Jo explained that is has captured people's imagination in the press & Twitter, and has already passed her original £4219.50 target . She has raised £6500 so far which is very impressive!

If you would like to post some words of encouragement pop some words on the team blog.
You can donate money to Jo's Justgiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/onehappyrower/

Good luck Jo. Your mum would have been very proud of you!