Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year ETT'ers!


Hope you all had a wonderful 2014. Have some fantastic New Year's Eve celebrations and I'll join you all on the erg tomorrow for the Virtual Team Challenge 2015!

We managed to get our first boat floated in the points rankings on the final day of the December CTC. Nice work Ken, Jonathan, Bill and Rob!

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18 pts
Empty the Tanks I3:43.8
Kenneth Murdoch (H)
Jonathan Turns ETT (H)
Bill_Schmidt (L)
Rob Drury (L)
Caroline Joynson (F)

The January CTC has been set by the french Indoor Rowing Team (FIRT) called the French Quarter:

Row 5 x 3min, with a total rest of 6min maximum, spread any way you like.

Standing start on first rep, rolling or standing for the other ones (your choice)

Record the total distance rowed for 15minutes, excluding the rest meters.

The February CTC has been set by Tribesports:

A simple, unrestricted twenty minute row from a standing start. Record your best distance.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Virtual Team Challenge 2015


Row off your excess festive indulgences on the 1st January 2015 and start the year as you mean to go on - keeping fit and taking part in team events such as the Virtual Team Challenge.
If you haven't already signed up for this challenge follow the step-by-step guide to joining a team event on the tabs above.

The following team mates have already signed up for the challenge. Bring it on ETT!

1ROBERT AYRESM570
2Mark BowerM370
3Leslie FoxM650
4John DigweedM480
5Dave PongraczM410
6Steve ColesM470
7Norman HaasM580
8Caroline JoynsonF420
9Jean CurranF610
10Tim WilliamsM440
11Rob DruryM670
12Todor PetrovM470
13xavier harduinM460
14Joseph SmyntekM340
15Wayne HollinsheadM490
16Kenneth MurdochM450
17Jeff KueckerM460
18Lisa KueckerF480
19Neil RyanM470
20Matthias RauschM370

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Holiday Challenge and a very Merry Christmas!


Hey folks, its Christmas Eve and for those of you who celebrate Christmas I wish you a wonderful time with loved ones.
If you have been erging away for the Holiday Challenge it is now the final day so you can enjoy some well deserved rest tomorrow (if you are not in the kitchen creating a feast of food for your family).

Rest up for a week and reserve your energy for the Virtual Team Challenge that starts on the 1st January 2015. If you need to burn off some Christmas Pudding there is also a week left to contribute to the Cross Team Challenge - only four team mates have entered so far - Thanks Ken, Rob, Jonathan and Bill).

The following team mates achieved the Holiday Challenge! Well done to you all!


Steve Coles Bude  GBR  317,819
Joseph Smyntek Buffalo  USA  291,300
Kenneth Murdoch Epsom  GBR  262,734
Bill Schmidt Cornelius  USA  232,191
Andy Soyring Chicago  USA  225,711
Mark Bower Doncaster  GBR  200,483
ALLAN HERON Warrington  GBR  198,659
Rob Drury Maidstone  GBR  188,673
Lisa Kuecker Rancho Santa Margarita  USA  183,719
Norman Haas Overland Park  USA  152,912
Dave Roberts Nottingham  GBR  121,907
Jo Moseley North Yorkshire  GBR  110,130
John Digweed Santiago  CHL  105,658
hector m guerrero villa Escobedo  MEX  100,994
Rainer Saad Tallinn  EST  100,617
Jean Curran San Francisco  USA  100,175
Jan Van Der Horst Waterlooville  GBR  100,000
Caroline Joynson London  GBR  100,000
Leslie Fox Darlington  GBR  100,000

Other amazing achievements come from our hard-working Estonian team mate Rainer and Yorkshire lass Jo.

Rainer won a silver medal from Estonian IRC 1000m with a new personal record 3:05,0. 
He explained it was severe race, but he managed to hold his speed till the end of the race.
He feels like half of my lung is probably missing (we hope it has healed up now!!). Competing has given Rainer more confidence before World Record Project that begins in 5th of January. Wish Rainer luck!


As writing this Jo will have completed her Million metre / Marathon challenge. We hope she is resting up and enjoying some time with her family. Well done Jo! http://www.justgiving.com/OneHappyRower

All I have left to post today is to wish you all a lovely holiday and break with family and friends. I have really enjoyed being your team captain this year and am gearing up for a great team competition in January. See you in 2015!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Holiday Challenge 2014

Joe S has invited ETT'ers to get involved in some extra fund-raising.

Joe has decided that raising money via the Concept 2 website is not enough for this year's Concept2 Holiday Challenge.

He has set his own personal challenge that for every kilometre rowed he is going to donate .50 cents to his local food bank (The Food Bank of Western New York). 

He his aspiring to reach 300k (although admits that with holiday travel, and overtime, it will be tough to hit). He has achieved at 86k one week in though.

He wanted me to promote his idea and maybe some ETT'ers would like to join in to help out with hunger in your own local area.

Joe wishes you Happy Holidays good rowing to all of you this season!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

December CTC

Can you believe it's the first week in December already?
I forgot to post this yesterday...

The December Cross Team Challenge:

Dec 2014 - The AWL Octagon Challenge
This challenge was chosen by Age Without Limits.
Dec 2014 - The AWL Octagon Challenge
This challenge was chosen by Age Without Limits.
It's a set of eight 135 metre intervals with one minute rest.
First interval from a standing start, the rest rolling or static
There are no stroke rate restrictions 
Record your total time (not including the rests) for 1080m. a set of eight 135 metre intervals with one minute rest.
First interval from a standing start, the rest rolling or static
There are no stroke rate restrictions 
Record your total time (not including the rests) for 1080m.