Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

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Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Postby Citroen » June 28th, 2016, 12:12 pm

Welcome to the forum discussion thread for the CTC (Cross Team Challenge).

ESPRIT are #BRICingIt for October with 500m rest 2 mins, 1250m rest 1 min and 250m (all static starts).
Red Line Rowers have won the rights for November.
FIRT get to choose for December.
RC Mantova will start 2018 with the January challenge.

http://c2ctc.com

Any password resets or new teams please post a request on here.


The main rules of the CTC challenges:

  1. All challenges should fit into a lunch hour including a warm-up and cool-down. So that's a maximum of 10Km straight distance or 45minutes elapsed time (including interval rest time)
  2. For interval challenges, the team chosing the even must decided whether a flying start on second and subsequent reps is allowed. All challenges must start initially from a stationary flywheel.
  3. Skipping the recovery intervals may be allowed if it's going to lead to a different (slower) result. The team chosing the challenge can decided whether shortened or eliminated resting intervals are allowed or disallowed.
  4. If the challenge is rate restricted then your final average stroke rate as displayed by the PM3, PM4 or PM5 must match the restricted rate for the challenge. For example, a 30 minute rate 20 challenge is still valid even if you make 308 strokes. The PM3, PM4 or PM5 will round that down to rate 20.
  5. Slides and / or dynamic ergos can be used, whether that is an advantage has never been determined. The only requirement is that the ergo must be a Concept2 model.
  6. All challenges run from 12:00 (Midday) London time on the first of the month. That allows folks nearer to the Western side of the International Date Line to complete and log their row within the preceding month.
  7. All rowers can only post a result for one team within any one month. You can switch teams on a month boundary.

Finally, the universal rules related to indoor rowing apply:
- light weights must have a body weight less than or equal to 75kg for men, 61.5kg for women.
- it is forbidden to change the resistance factor during a challenge

Current league tables: viewtopic.php?p=393392#p393392

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby lindsayh » June 29th, 2016, 5:51 am

Still no reply from ISS to my message 3 days ago!
Might have to post on FB too Dougie?
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby mark88man » June 29th, 2016, 11:37 am

Dougie - my password reset is on the UK forum - can you resend the notification or reset it again for me thanks. My bad for not noting it down
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby hjs » June 30th, 2016, 4:32 am

July

3x 2813 on 4 rest.

Slowest rep counts, so pacing needs to be spot on.

Ps a full boat rows needs a fm in meters :D
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby le grand fromage » June 30th, 2016, 4:33 am

Ah found you lol. Been away from the UK forum for a few months and thought it was me when I was trying to log back in. I've also sent them an e-mail trying to find out what's going on, no reply yet but if I do I'll post something on this forum. Good to know there's a few 'armageddon' survivors still around lol
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Butch91 » June 30th, 2016, 6:36 am

I asked about the old forum on Facebook and got the following reply from Alex Wortley

"Hi Everyone, just jumping in on this as with the last ISS related post. We've just changed servers this week and unfortunately have experienced some issues with the website as a result. These are currently being looked in to and we hope that they will be fixed tomorrow.

All other issues mentioned here such as not listing results etc have been covered on past posts and were due to Concept2 retaking ownership of the UK brand and therefore it no longer being in our interests to carry on the results as they were Concept2 specific and therefore we expected them to take over the running of that particular section.

Thanks everyone!"

That's from 22nd June
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Citroen » June 30th, 2016, 8:19 am

hjs wrote:July

3x 2813 on 4 rest.

Slowest rep counts, so pacing needs to be spot on.

Ps a full boat rows needs a fm in meters :D

:roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:

That's very clever maths that you've done there.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby hjs » June 30th, 2016, 8:44 am

Citroen wrote:
hjs wrote:July

3x 2813 on 4 rest.

Slowest rep counts, so pacing needs to be spot on.

Ps a full boat rows needs a fm in meters :D

:roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:

That's very clever maths that you've done there.


Can,t take the credit for that :roll: :wink: saw it posted. But ofcourse I would have seen it myself also. B) :lol:
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Citroen » June 30th, 2016, 9:01 am

mark88man wrote:Dougie - my password reset is on the UK forum - can you resend the notification or reset it again for me thanks. My bad for not noting it down

You've got a private message on here.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Citroen » June 30th, 2016, 7:38 pm

hjs wrote:
Citroen wrote:
hjs wrote:July

3x 2813 on 4 rest.

Slowest rep counts, so pacing needs to be spot on.

Ps a full boat rows needs a fm in meters :D

:roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:

That's very clever maths that you've done there.


Can,t take the credit for that :roll: :wink: saw it posted. But ofcourse I would have seen it myself also. B) :lol:


Sorry I didn't realise that was a serious choice. I hate the "slowest rep counts" challenges, they're almost as horrid as a rate restricted 30'
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby lindsayh » June 30th, 2016, 7:48 pm

Citroen wrote:Sorry I didn't realise that was a serious choice. I hate the "slowest rep counts" challenges, they're almost as horrid as a rate restricted 30'


It's because FMatters are having a Marathon day this month I think.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby CaseyClarke » July 1st, 2016, 9:05 am

Hi Dougie,

Just forwarding on a request to rewrite the CTC description so it's a little easier to understand.

The numbers displayed are incorrect to begin with. It's 8439m total, and not 11252m.

The original description was:
July CTC:
The Fitness Matters Marathon Challenge.....with a twist!
Row 3 X 2813m intervals with 4 mins rest between reps.
Rolling starts are allowed for reps 2 and 3. Every boat filled will combine to give a full marathon distance rowed.
The twist is you ONLY LOG YOUR SLOWEST REP so you must commit to the challenge.
Happy Rowing.

Hope that's okay.

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Butch91 » July 1st, 2016, 9:06 am

(not the total time for 11252m). - think this needs to be 8439m
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Citroen » July 1st, 2016, 9:31 am

Butch91 wrote:(not the total time for 11252m). - think this needs to be 8439m

That's what comes from multiplying 2813 by 4 (rest time) rather than 2813 by 3 (number of reps).
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative homion

Postby jackarabit » July 1st, 2016, 11:05 am

2813x3=8439.

8439x5=42195.

42195 is the no. of meters in a marathon.

No one CTCer and no group of any size will be rowing a marathon for the July CTC.

OK, FM (Fitness Matters) wants us all to know that its members are each encouraged to row a FM (marathon) at some time or other.

Is this monthly exercise in obscuration and misdirection valuable for the buzz it may create or for the confusion it invariably does create?
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