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Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Grobi » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:37 pm

Hi everyone,

like the four seasons before there will be the Indoor Rowers League running from September to April next year: http://indoorrowers.org/indoor-rowers-league.

The indoor rowers league's schedule is like last season's:

September - 4 minutes
October - 1 mile
November - 6344m
December - 5000m
January - 1 minute
February - 2000m
March - 10000m
April - 500m

Like in the past seasons there will also be a team competition ("8 on 8 team competition"). One team consists of a maximum of 10 members, the eight best results of every round count towards the team result. The teams are defined by the end of September, if you aren't registered with Free Spirits as your team affiliation by then you can't be member of the team!

This is to remind/encourage Free Spirits to register for this challenge (if they haven't already) :fswink:
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by JonT » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:51 pm

I’d like to enter, but I thought there were a crowd of regulars. I don’t want to barge in and end up pushing someone else out, or have I misunderstood how this works?
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by RdGkA » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:04 pm

I would like to skip this year, but if the team need more rowers I would be in.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Caratacus » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:18 pm

As I understand it everybody can take part individually but teams are made up of 10 people with 8 scoring each month. Maybe we could register interest on this thread and then make a team (or even teams ) from this. I have enjoyed taking part in the team competition and would gladly do so again but would have no problem sitting out so that someone else could take part
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Ian Bee » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:58 pm

JonT wrote:
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I’d like to enter, but I thought there were a crowd of regulars. I don’t want to barge in and end up pushing someone else out, or have I misunderstood how this works?
Very much of this mind too. If it is the case of the more the merrier then I'm keen to enter too.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by plummy » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:04 pm

Ian - if you want to take my LWT place (not that I think there is a restriction on LWT entrants. I think the LWT points are generous for the team) ...you are welcome to take it. I'll step in if we are short of a complement of 10.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Caratacus » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:25 pm

Is there any chance we could drum up enough interest for two teams? It could be fun to have two balanced groups battling against each other
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Tako » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:45 pm

Caratacus wrote:Is there any chance we could drum up enough interest for two teams? It could be fun to have two balanced groups battling against each other Image
Great idea, as competing against the other teams is somewhat boring.

If we make two equally big teams it also is not really necessary to have 8-10 per team, as we compete against each other ;-)

I will join wherever needed/possible.
My scores as a HWT in the 40-49 group seems to get the highest handicaps so for FS it would be better to have more LWT, women and older people ;-) if competing against other clubs. Internally we just need to distribute equally.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:53 pm

If there is a place available it would be great to join.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Wolfmiester » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:12 pm

like wise, I'm looking to step it up a bit so would welcome the chance to join.
Are multiple goes allowed, as per the CTC?
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by paulgould » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:15 pm

You can have as many goes as you like - I plan to take part again this year too
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Iain » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:36 pm

Happy to take part, but I am unlikely to score much. Any idea how the Lwt works as may not be down to weight for September.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Claudius » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:07 am

If there is a free slot, i would like to take part first time !

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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Grobi » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:20 am

Hi all,

thanks for the responds and the huge interest so far. As for the 8 on 8 team, I've made a list of who was in last season and who showed interest so far to join this season:

____________________2017/2018____________2018/2019

Alan (strider77)__________yes_________________?
Peter (Grobi)____________yes_________________yes
David (plummy)__________yes_________________yes
Ralf (RdgkA)_____________yes_________________maybe
Felton (Caratacus)________yes_________________yes
Paul (paulgould)__________yes_________________yes
Tako (Tako)______________yes_________________yes
Barbara (CamiCrew)_______yes_________________?
Fred (fkoene)____________yes__________________yes
Chuck (calalli)___________yes__________________?
Jon (JonT)___________________________________yes
Ian (IanBee)__________________________________yes
Max (MaxMacLaren1)__________________________yes
Steve (Wolfmiester)___________________________yes
Iain (Iain)____________________________________yes
Philip Price (Pepe)____________________________yes

So as of now we have ten people willing to join this season and four of last season's attendees haven't replied yet. Let's keep this list updated and see if we can establish two teams this season. But remember, we need ten people per team.
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Any idea how the Lwt works as may not be down to weight for September.
Iain, you have time until the end of September to achieve lwt status. After that weight (and gender :D ) cannot be changed anymore. Quote from the Indoor Rowers League rules: "When registering to the competition it is mandatory to select your gender, age and weight category. Your selection in those 3 categories can not be changed anymore after the end of the 1st month challenge, this will be the 1st of October 2015 at GMT noon."
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by fkoene » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:40 am

When there's enough room I would like to join again (to fill two boats for instance), but I have no problem with skipping it a year. It's kind of busy nowadays with rowing otw as well twice a week.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Tako » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:15 am

If we manage to collect 16 participants it would be great to have two teams of 8. Would that be possible/allowed Peter?
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Grobi » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:48 am

fkoene wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:40 am
When there's enough room I would like to join again (to fill two boats for instance), but I have no problem with skipping it a year. It's kind of busy nowadays with rowing otw as well twice a week.
Thanks Fred, I've updated the table. Will you be rowing otw in winter as well? I have the same "problem" like you at the moment, but when winter comes it's erg time again for me :D
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If we manage to collect 16 participants it would be great to have two teams of 8. Would that be possible/allowed Peter?
That's allowed Tako, but it would increase the pressure on these eight people because they would need to do every round of the challenge.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Caratacus » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:29 pm

As far as I can see 26 people have completed at least 7 out of the 8 CTC challenges so far this year so there is at least good potential to recruit two teams for the IRL
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by fkoene » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:10 pm

Grobi wrote:
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Will you be rowing otw in winter as well?
The boat, a whaler, stays as long in the water as possible. Only for maintenance. When there's no ice we'll be rowing.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Iain » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:19 am

Thanks Peter, I guess I will enter as a Lwt as an incentive to stay off the pies! Just one more reason that I might not be able to do some of the challenges, so given my current slow times and uncertainty, I should be put with either the team with the least likely to have people missing some challenges, or the least competitive if we have a notional A team.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Wolfmiester » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:57 am

I've registered.
Awaiting next instructions :-)
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Grobi » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:26 pm

Wolfmiester wrote:
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Awaiting next instructions :-)
Not really an instruction, but to keep the ball rolling: as of now we have 11 "yes", 2 "maybe" and 3 "?". Only if the three "?" would agree to take part (I'm going to contact them via PM) we'd have 16 members for two teams. If we can do that, the question is how to build the teams:

1) start with the ones that already committed (minus 1) and then fill up a second team
2) have one "competitive" team and one "just for the fun of it" team
3) have two presumably equal teams performance wise

Other suggestions?

We could start with 1) right away, for 2) and 3) we'd need at least three more attendees.

Right now there's no rush, we have until the end of September to decide.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Claudius » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:50 pm

so there is a free slot ? i would join the IRL...

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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Caratacus » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:55 pm

I would really love option 3 if possible. We're not going to be competitive versus the top teams but it could be much more fun and interesting to have two competitive teams.
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Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Post by Grobi » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:13 pm

Grobi wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:20 am

____________________2017/2018____________2018/2019

Alan (strider77)__________yes_________________?
Peter (Grobi)____________yes_________________yes
David (plummy)__________yes_________________maybe
Ralf (RdgkA)_____________yes_________________maybe
Felton (Caratacus)________yes_________________yes
Paul (paulgould)__________yes_________________yes
Tako (Tako)______________yes_________________yes
Barbara (CamiCrew)_______yes_________________?
Fred (fkoene)____________yes__________________yes
Chuck (calalli)___________yes__________________?
Jon (JonT)___________________________________yes
Ian (IanBee)__________________________________yes
Max (MaxMacLaren1)__________________________yes
Steve (Wolfmiester)___________________________yes
Iain (Iain)____________________________________yes
Philip Price (Pepe)____________________________yes
Claudius (Claudius)____________________________yes
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