Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

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Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby lindsayh » February 18th, 2016, 7:42 am

just in case there are some who may want to combine travel and racing here are all the events planned for this year in our neck of the woods. You would be very welcome of course!

19th March
ERGfit Indoor Racing Series
Half Marathon & 10km,
Moonee Ponds Vic.

2nd April
Australian Indoor Rowing Distance Championships
5000m, 10,000m, 30 minute and 60 minute events
Urban Rowing, Brisbane

30th April
Brisbane Indoor Rowing Championships
365m, 500m, 1000m, 2000m & 5x 365m relay
Urban Rowing, Brisbane

7th May
ERGfit Indoor Racing Series
Half Marathon & 10km

14&15 May
Queensland Indoor Rowing Championships
300m, 500, 1000m, 4minute, Mixed Doubles,
2000m & 4x 500m relay
Sunshine Coast Indoor Rowing Club, Qld

May Tasmanian Indoor Rowing Championships
500m, 1000m, 2000m and relay
Ulverston Rowing Club, Tasmania

June ERGfit Indoor Racing Series
Half marathon
Moonee Ponds, Victoria

18th June
Australian Indoor Rowing Championships
500m, 1000m, 2000m and relay
Urban Rowing, Brisbane

2nd July
Western Australian Indoor Rowing Championships
Claremont WA.
500m, 1000m, 2000m and relay

31st July
Australian Indoor Rowing Marathon & Half-Marathon Championships
21,097m and 42,195m,
Urban Rowing, Brisbane

20th August
ERGfit Indoor Racing Series Race 1
5km, 2km, 1km, 500m,
Moonee Ponds Vic.

17th September
ERGfit Indoor Racing Series Race 2
5km, 2km, 1km, 500m

10th September
NSW Indoor Rowing Championships
Drummoyne Rowing Club
500, 1000m, 2000m

8th October
Team 30 minute Challenge
Team of 4 rowers using combined 30min times
Urban Rowing

15th October
ERGfit Indoor Racing Series Race 3
5km, 2km,1km, 500m

October Police and Emergency Services Games
Sunshine Coast, Queensland

5th and 6th November
Pan Pacific Masters, Gold Coast
500m, 1000m, 2000m

11th December
Christmas Ergo Marathon and Team Marathon
42,195m and 21,197m
Urban Rowing
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby Edward4492 » February 23rd, 2016, 8:14 am

Man. you guys take your erging seriously down under!
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby Cyclingman1 » February 23rd, 2016, 9:04 am

I can't get over all of the distances that are raced. It would seem that the competitors would be spread very thin with so much available.
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby lindsayh » February 23rd, 2016, 6:17 pm

Cyclingman1 wrote:I can't get over all of the distances that are raced. It would seem that the competitors would be spread very thin with so much available.


This is the biggest year we have ever had - mainly due to the efforts of Urban Rowing in Brisbane (Wade Ruffin) and a guy in NSW who is a C2 trainer (Ian Gibson). Wade runs a gym just for rowers - lots of ergs and weights and 2 tanks as well.

Some of the events will be pretty modest of course as it is early days and there are only 24million of us in a land mass the size of north America. Typically people do more that one event though - I (and some of the others too) normally do then all for example rather than just set for one (except in the distance ones of course). It changes your perspective a little and you may not go flat chat in them all but you can do more than one hard erg in a day (I PB'd both the 1km and 2km in Queensland last year for example). It also depends what order the races are organised.

The biggest of the races will attract >100 people though - the Queensland event in May, the AIRC in June and the Masters games in November. Because numbers are not huge and the distances to get there are huge a one race event would be over in a couple of hours and you get more people when there are a few shorter options as well.
The Masters Games is a multi sport event (50 sports) so you get people just picking it up as a second interest and the shorter events attract them more too.
Sydney to Brisbane is 1000km and Sydney to Melbourne is 800k so you need to get some bang for your buck!
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby Hillclimber » February 26th, 2016, 3:46 pm

Wow, that's a lot of racing!
Would love For C2 to offer a World distance day, say choose from 5000, 30:00, 60:00.
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby JadeMerrett » January 22nd, 2017, 10:29 pm

Hi Lindsay,

Any chance of putting something together for Aus 2017 scheduled season?

Cheers Jade
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby bisqeet » January 23rd, 2017, 3:41 am

damn...so regretting not emigrating ou there, when i had chance...
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby hjs » January 23rd, 2017, 4:54 am

Guys Australia is a continent :-), If we make a list of all the races in Europa you might be very very surpiced.
Looking from my point of view, draw a 1000 km circle and I find dozens of races. Uk, france, germany, south scandinavia, low countries. Its always traveling.
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby lindsayh » January 23rd, 2017, 6:11 am

JadeMerrett wrote:Hi Lindsay,
Any chance of putting something together for Aus 2017 scheduled season? Cheers Jade


Hi Jade this is the look at the moment
There is also likely to be a multi venue AIRC in November organised by Rowing Australia - they did quite well in 2016
There will also be a race day in Sydney in September I am sure which is pretty good.
Unfortunately Wade in Brisbane has sold his Urban Rowing gym so not as much happening.
The queensland weekend of racing in june is always pretty good and the Tasmanian venue for the Masters AMG will be nice though not clear how many will race. The distances in Oz are all a deterrent as well so some events are modest.
if you are in Melbourne the Ergfit gym is good - owned by a really nice couple who are big OTW
http://www.concept2.com.au/indoor-rowers/racing/calendar
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby bisqeet » January 23rd, 2017, 9:51 am

hjs wrote:Guys Australia is a continent :-), If we make a list of all the races in Europa you might be very very surpiced.
Looking from my point of view, draw a 1000 km circle and I find dozens of races. Uk, france, germany, south scandinavia, low countries. Its always traveling.


So is Antarctica...
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby hjs » January 23rd, 2017, 10:42 am

bisqeet wrote:
hjs wrote:Guys Australia is a continent :-), If we make a list of all the races in Europa you might be very very surpiced.
Looking from my point of view, draw a 1000 km circle and I find dozens of races. Uk, france, germany, south scandinavia, low countries. Its always traveling.


So is Antarctica...


Races enough in Europa, not in antartica :wink:
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby JadeMerrett » January 24th, 2017, 4:03 am

Thanks so much for getting back with this info Lindsay.......will try to decipher options for a new comer and work towards some specific training!!

Greatly appreciated Lindsay
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby lindsayh » January 24th, 2017, 5:58 am

JadeMerrett wrote:Thanks so much for getting back with this info Lindsay.......will try to decipher options for a new comer and work towards some specific training Greatly appreciated Lindsay


If you are in Sydney give me a PM and I will try to help
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby JadeMerrett » January 26th, 2017, 10:30 pm

Hi Lindsay,

I'm in Vic "Horsham" pretty much a long way from anywhere but within a reasonable distance to attend a couple of ERGFit comps just for interest sake and to maintain enthusiasm for training.

I'm pretty much a new comer to the sport so just easing into things ATM, training has been fairly random and sporadic so starting Monday I'm planning to commence the Pete Plan, record my data and track progress. I will aim to attend ERGFit 10K, half and full marathons and hopefully be in a reasonable shape come November for AIRC.

Hopefully I'm on the right track for starting out with the PP?

Regards and Thanks in advance!!
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Re: Australian Indoor Rowing 2016

Postby lindsayh » January 27th, 2017, 5:21 am

JadeMerrett wrote:I'm pretty much a new comer to the sport so just easing into things ATM, training has been fairly random and sporadic so starting Monday I'm planning to commence the Pete Plan, record my data and track progress. I will aim to attend ERGFit 10K, half and full marathons and hopefully be in a reasonable shape come November for AIRC. Hopefully I'm on the right track for starting out with the PP?
Regards and Thanks in advance!!

The PP is a good place to start Jade - your first year will be just full on improvement.
Scott and Tamara at Ergfit are really good people and will be happy to help you I am sure.
best of luck - send a PM if you need help
If you want a bit more to do then have a look below in the Team thread - join the Forum Flyers and sign up to the CTC challenge - monthly challenge with a difference and well worth while.
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