Sunday, 30 April 2017

2016 - 2017 Season Ends today!

Hey ETT'ers, just a quick reminder to you all to upload or rank your metres and work-outs as the 2016-17 season ends today.

As a team we currently reside in 15th place in the world-wide affiliation rankings out of 2167 teams. We are in the top 1% of teams!


We are in the top ten of virtual teams!


We have almost rowed 50,000,000 metres this season!
Individual achievements within our team are as follows:
  • Tomasz, Ken and Steve have rowed over 3 million metres!
  • Hardy and Diggy almost erged 2 million
  • Andy S, Mike B and Mike F reached 1.5 million
  • Rob D, Alex, Hans-Jorg, Joe S and Rainer have rowed over 1 million
  • In the almost 1 million metres club is Edward, Phil, Emma (highest performing female in the team, 
  • Mike S, Preston, Robert, Karyn, Dan, Evan, Caroline and Leslie rowed over 800k
  • With over 700k we have Norman and Beate
  • Nick, John, Todor and Jim rowed more than 600k
  • Hitting half a million metres is John F, John B and Susanne
  • Jeff, Jonathan, Jorg and David achieved over 400k
  • Les, Kim, Milan, Duncan, Gary, Andrew and Allan hit 300k
  • The 200k'ers are Jay 19, Thomas, Andrew, Gus, Mark L, Justin, Pieter, Ian and Mike
  • Those who hit over 100k are Mark K, Mike S, Jan, Ric, David, Mark B, David R, Ellie, Bouke, Hector and Paul
  • The remaining team mates contributed between 1k to 85k. Thanks to Toni, Neil, John D, John G, Epsen, Simon, Elizabeth, Barb, Mike P, Kevin, Joe C, Alison, Wayne, Daniel, Natalie, Esa, Lisa, Dave R, Michael C, Lance, Eloisa, Amelia, Jeff W and Alex S.
Excellent work team mates and all the best for the 2017-2018 season!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

WEC 2017 Final Standings

After 32 days of competition for the World Erg Challenge we have finished in 19th place out of 347 teams which places us in the top 5% of world-wide teams.

We finished in 2nd place for virtual teams with 21-50 team members!


We collectively rowed 4,757,654 metres which is 2,956 miles (or 4,757 kilometres).
To put that into perspective, it is the equivalent distance from London to Nigeria!


Or from New York to the Yukon Territory in Canada!


Individual achievements are as follows:





Preston impressed us all with his unrelenting mission to stay in first place with 600k. Nice one. You deserve a rest today!










In second place Bill S hit an awesome 471k, closely followed by Ken M with 426k in third place. Excellent work guys you are the only members of the 400k club!










Steve C had a memorable return to the team with 323k and a fourth place position in the individual standings! Well done.









Tomasz rowed into fifth place with 284k and Kim retained her top ETT female credentials with 275k. Mike B achieved 5 million lifetime metres during the WEC with 202k! Andy S and Allan H both rowed 200k and are the final members of the 200k club this challenge!






Caroline is the 10th team mate with 138k, followed by a brilliant bunch of team mates including; David G with 122k, Mike F with 119k, Joe S with 117k, Edward J with 108k, Evan with 107k and Leslie with 105k.







Emma, Jurjen and Todor almost made it into the 100k club this challenge with a decent meterage of 94k, 88k, and 82k respectively.










Hans-Jorg, Les, Rob D, Mike S, John B, Hardy, Tim, Susanne, Alan T, Mark K, Jonathan T, Craig, Mike D, Robert, Dalip, Karyn, Diggy, Jackie, Esa and  John B all invaluably contributed their time, energy and metres to support the team with between 65k - 13k!





Thank you to those who have rowed metres and the encouraging comments on the blog or Facebook page. Empty the Tanks wouldn't be the open, honest and friendly place it is without you all contributing to make it such a fantastic team!

You all get to rest a little bit as the next team challenge does not start until 15th September 2017 until 15th October 2017. Until then you have the Cross Team Challenges, Individual Challenges and a whole host of other rowing events to keep you out of mischief!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

WEC 2017 Week Four

It's the final week and with only three more days of competition can we sneak up to 17th place in the rankings?
We are currently in 18th place out of 346 world-wide teams, this places us in the top 5%.
If you compare us with other virtual teams with 21-50 members we are in 2nd place!

Not bad for 39 ergers rowing an average of 100k each!

I will do a full round up of individual achievements on the final day of the World Erg Challenge, Saturday 15th April. For those of you who observe Easter you will be able to have an awesome Sunday lunch with extra dessert to celebrate!

Will our top ten change in the next three days?

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

WEC 2017 Week Three

This month is motoring along at warp speed; a bit like our top ten team mates in the World Erg Challenge!


  • Preston is nearly at 500k!
  • Bill S is still his super self with over 330k
  • Ken M is almost at 300k
  • Kim is back on form and smashing the top female spot with 275k
  • Tomasz is enjoying the 200k club
  • Steve C is chasing for a top 5 slot
  • Allan is on fire with 140k
  • Mike B is on excellent erg duty with 138k
  • Andy is in the 100k club
  • Only 3k to go for Joe S to hit 100k

Not bad for week three everybody. Let's see if we can shake it up a bit and move up to 17th place by the end of the week!?

Saturday, 1 April 2017

April CTC and March CTC Update

April Fool's Day?


I've just checked the CTC website and I'm not sure if this is an April Fool's Cross Team Challenge but the row for this month is:

Apr 2017 - The Flying Fish
Row one round of the fish game.
Record your score for 4 minutes

For those who have never played it follow this link for information.

In last months challenge seven team mates rowed the 5142 metres for the Bob Spenger Memorial Row and we managed to float one boat in the points rankings. A big thank you to Epsom, Joe, Ken, Bill, Mark and Rob for entering the March CTC!

50
35 pts
Empty the Tanks I20:22.3
Espen Holm (H)
Joseph Smyntek (H)
Kenneth Murdoch (H)
Bill_Schmidt (L)
Caroline Joynson (F)

106Empty the Tanks II22:56.4
Mark Kaehler (H)
Rob Drury (L)