Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Bob S. » July 10th, 2016, 1:34 pm

joe80 wrote:
Citroen wrote:
joe80 wrote: I've been pleasantly surprised by the current volume of posting on this site. It seemed close to death two years ago but has received a new lease of life.

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Joe


Hi Joe,

Good to see you posting here, although it is sad that it is a result of the lapse in the UK forum.

Yes, this forum has perked up tremendously in the last couple of years and it is primarily the result of a dozen or so new members who are enthusiastic and quite supportive of one another. There are minor disagreements from time to time, of course, but it is rarely rancorous and the general tone has been very positive. Quite a contrast to the situation a few years ago.

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby CaseyClarke » July 12th, 2016, 2:25 pm

Citroen wrote:
joe80 wrote:I've had no contact from any Sprint Group member on facebook.

If they don't respond it becomes a simple unrestricted 2K for August.


Ewww. If they don't respond can we still have 5/4/3/2/100m instead of a 2k? Maybe 90 seconds rest, so the same as the challenge in May 2010? :D
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby lindsayh » July 12th, 2016, 7:15 pm

CaseyClarke wrote:
Citroen wrote:
joe80 wrote:I've had no contact from any Sprint Group member on facebook.

If they don't respond it becomes a simple unrestricted 2K for August.

Ewww. If they don't respond can we still have 5/4/3/2/100m instead of a 2k? Maybe 90 seconds rest, so the same as the challenge in May 2010? :D


I'm with you Casey - seems like a fair call
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby jackarabit » July 13th, 2016, 10:28 am

In attempting to change from HWT to LWT designation on my CTC registration, I am getting "incorrect password" message. I have one name and one password. I have never changed either. Can't enter time for July. Doug, please advise.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Tinpusher » July 14th, 2016, 3:50 pm

I think you'll need two separate IDs, one for each weight.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby nick rockliff » July 14th, 2016, 3:52 pm

Tinpusher wrote:I think you'll need two separate IDs, one for each weight.


Dave, is the TO challenge still going? What's the site address?
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby lindsayh » July 14th, 2016, 6:26 pm

Tinpusher wrote:I think you'll need two separate IDs, one for each weight.

Hi Dave
I love it when names appear out of the "ether" unexpectedly - there are a lot of lurkers out there!
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Tinpusher » July 15th, 2016, 3:07 pm

nick rockliff wrote:Dave, is the TO challenge still going? What's the site address?

Sure is Nick.
http://www.cakewood.net/TeamOarsome/TOchallenge.php
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Tinpusher » July 15th, 2016, 3:08 pm

lindsayh wrote:
Tinpusher wrote:I think you'll need two separate IDs, one for each weight.

Hi Dave
I love it when names appear out of the "ether" unexpectedly - there are a lot of lurkers out there!
best of luck

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby nick rockliff » July 15th, 2016, 3:28 pm

Tinpusher wrote:
nick rockliff wrote:Dave, is the TO challenge still going? What's the site address?

Sure is Nick.
http://www.cakewood.net/TeamOarsome/TOchallenge.php


Thanks Dave, will have a go at the challenge over the weekend. Nice to see Toddler and Rocket back at it.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Tinpusher » July 15th, 2016, 10:26 pm

Way too much Rocket on Facebook. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby s-execute » July 16th, 2016, 10:14 pm

It's taken a little while to get registered on here to post a reply but with Dougie's help, it has finally been done. I'm Nick, I represent the Sprint Group. Our chosen challenge was going to be the two currently recognised sprint distances (100m and one minute) and the recently discontinued one (300m). The rower can perform these at any time of the month, as in order to sprint optimally one has to be fully recovered. That is, you decide when you do the distances. You can perform all three one after the other or weeks apart.

The crucial difference is that the time must be recorded as per 500m not the actual time. For example, if you row 16.0 for the 100m, this equates to 1.20.0 for the 500m. This will give each distance equal weight and will not unfairly penalise the short distances.

We have given due consideration to the opinions on here about a 500/400/300/200/100. We would be amenable to a 400/300/200/100 instead of a 100/300/1 minute. The 500m is too long to be a sprint. However, we would insist on each distance being recorded as per 500m, so as to give them equal weight. That is, the time entered would effectively be for 2k. For example, if the rower recorded the following times :

100m = 16.0 (1.20/500)
200m = 33.0 (1.22.5/500)
300m = 51.0 (1.25/500)
400 = 1.12.0 (1.30.0/500)

The totals of 1.20, 122.5, 1.25 and 1.30 therefore equal a time of 5.37.5 for the challenge. We don't really mind whether it is a 400/300/200/100 or a 100/300/1 minute. Feel free to vote/discuss !

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby lindsayh » July 16th, 2016, 10:25 pm

Tinpusher wrote:Way too much Rocket on Facebook. :roll: :lol:


How is Roy going? What do his times look like?
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Citroen » July 17th, 2016, 2:02 am

Hi Nick. Thanks for confirming the pain we've got to suffer in August.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby lindsayh » July 17th, 2016, 2:38 am

The totals of 1.20, 122.5, 1.25 and 1.30 therefore equal a time of 5.37.5 for the challenge. We don't really mind whether it is a 400/300/200/100 or a 100/300/1 minute. Feel free to vote/discuss !


so Nick are you going to make a final decision next week?
FWIW I reckon if it is a genuine sprint challenge then should be the 1min/300/100 - nice for a change after a fair run of longer stuff (although there will be some haters)
The intention is to wait until all 3 done at any time in the month then add up the 3 "times" (as 500 rate) and that becomes the entry - this would mean that it can be updated if any of the 3 are improved? I am up for it!!
is it being discussed on FB site as well?
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