Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

The forum for general banter about the team.

Moderator: The forum police - (nee naw)

User avatar
Grobi
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2019
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2019
Posts: 3217
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:26 am
I row on...: Model D with PM5
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Grobi »

Mike Channin wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:21 pm Further to that, Mat has already said he will probably not be able to compete in all rounds, so we already know we need more than 8.
Jon‘s list above is not 100% correct. Richard Lindner has joined the team and taken Mat‘s place, so we are exactly eight rowers.

Excellent effort (as always) from Philip indeed!
Athletes row, others just play games

Peter

54y, 1,89m, 80kg

Image
Kevinhorne44
Free Spirit
Posts: 301
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:34 pm
I row on...: Model C with PM5

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Kevinhorne44 »

I'm on the board 🙂 have a slight adductor strain 👎
User avatar
JonT
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Posts: 1222
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:31 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM5
Location: Bath, Somerset, UK

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by JonT »

Peter is right. I had lost track with all of the last minute changes. I think we are now as follows:

Current State of Play....

Philip Price - aboard and rowed
Peter Weiss - aboard and rowed
Richard Lindner- aboard and rowed
Louise Allcock -aboard and rowed
Jon Taylor - aboard and rowed
Chris Newberry - aboard and rowed
Dave Plumb - aboard and rowed
Mike Channin - aboard and rowed
Kevin Horner - aboard and rowed
Iain - ??

Unless Iain pops up this evening it looks like we may have a 9-rower crew for the season. So, no pressure at all to put in an effort each month, starting with the 1-mile sprint in October :fssmile: :fssmile:
55 years old, 5"10', clinging on to 75kg and frustratingly but understandably inconsistent
Image
User avatar
Paul Victory
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2016
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2016
Posts: 10476
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:29 pm
I row on...: Model E with PM4
Location: Dublin

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Paul Victory »

So I decided to have a go at this month’s IRL challenge, even though I’m no longer part of our 8x8 team. Did a fairly miserable 932 meters, but I haven’t been able to enter my results on the website. When I go into the website, it recognises me and shows that I am a member of Free Spirits IRC but not of the 8x8 team. It allows me to enter my time plus photographic evidence, but my name then fails to appear in the rankings.

Any ideas what I need to do to get them to recognise my entry?
M 68 6'1" 124kg (May05), 92kg (Feb06), 122kg (Aug10), 95kg (Sep11), 117kg (Jun13), now 98kg
Image
User avatar
JonT
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Posts: 1222
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:31 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM5
Location: Bath, Somerset, UK

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by JonT »

Paul Victory wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:48 pm So I decided to have a go at this month’s IRL challenge, even though I’m no longer part of our 8x8 team. Did a fairly miserable 932 meters, but I haven’t been able to enter my results on the website. When I go into the website, it recognises me and shows that I am a member of Free Spirits IRC but not of the 8x8 team. It allows me to enter my time plus photographic evidence, but my name then fails to appear in the rankings.

Any ideas what I need to do to get them to recognise my entry?
I have not experienced this Paul. I would email news@indoorrowers.org
55 years old, 5"10', clinging on to 75kg and frustratingly but understandably inconsistent
Image
User avatar
Paul Victory
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2016
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2016
Posts: 10476
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:29 pm
I row on...: Model E with PM4
Location: Dublin

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Paul Victory »

JonT wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:41 pm
Paul Victory wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:48 pm So I decided to have a go at this month’s IRL challenge, even though I’m no longer part of our 8x8 team. Did a fairly miserable 932 meters, but I haven’t been able to enter my results on the website. When I go into the website, it recognises me and shows that I am a member of Free Spirits IRC but not of the 8x8 team. It allows me to enter my time plus photographic evidence, but my name then fails to appear in the rankings.

Any ideas what I need to do to get them to recognise my entry?
I have not experienced this Paul. I would email news@indoorrowers.org
Thanks Jon

I posted about it in the IRL Facebook group and got a response telling me to enter the result without the photo. I tried this and it worked!

Paul V
M 68 6'1" 124kg (May05), 92kg (Feb06), 122kg (Aug10), 95kg (Sep11), 117kg (Jun13), now 98kg
Image
Shmoo
Stop posting and start rowing!
Posts: 102
Joined: Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:15 am
I row on...: Model D with PM5

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Shmoo »

Hi Paul, I think you still need to edit your profile and select Free Spirits as the 8 on 8 team. For timezone reasons you may have until midday UTC to do this. Great to have a full boat! Louise
Image
User avatar
Paul Victory
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2016
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2016
Posts: 10476
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:29 pm
I row on...: Model E with PM4
Location: Dublin

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Paul Victory »

Shmoo wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:03 am Hi Paul, I think you still need to edit your profile and select Free Spirits as the 8 on 8 team. For timezone reasons you may have until midday UTC to do this. Great to have a full boat! Louise
Hi Louise

I only just saw this now. I think it’s the best 8 to count in any event, so my distance would not have counted.

I dropped out of the team because I can’t commit to being able to row every month (or at all, if my back gets worse). I can’t remember who took my place, but maybe they intend entering a time in future months? If not, I’m happy to be added back onto the team (if this is permitted), but only if there is nobody else willing to take the spot.

Paul V
M 68 6'1" 124kg (May05), 92kg (Feb06), 122kg (Aug10), 95kg (Sep11), 117kg (Jun13), now 98kg
Image
User avatar
JonT
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Posts: 1222
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:31 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM5
Location: Bath, Somerset, UK

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by JonT »

Paul Victory wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:06 am
Shmoo wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:03 am Hi Paul, I think you still need to edit your profile and select Free Spirits as the 8 on 8 team. For timezone reasons you may have until midday UTC to do this. Great to have a full boat! Louise
Hi Louise

I only just saw this now. I think it’s the best 8 to count in any event, so my distance would not have counted.

I dropped out of the team because I can’t commit to being able to row every month (or at all, if my back gets worse). I can’t remember who took my place, but maybe they intend entering a time in future months? If not, I’m happy to be added back onto the team (if this is permitted), but only if there is nobody else willing to take the spot.

Paul V
You are correct Paul. Top-8 scores count, but it is always good to have a full boat. However, as I understand it the boats are now "locked" until the end of the season. Your seat was taken during the "musical chairs" period that we had before the end of the month, and in theory we have a full boat, but Iain didn't register for the team in time, and so we have a nine-seat boat until next year by the look of it. If you think you will be putting in some times this season then you could try to set your team to Free Spirits and see what happens.
55 years old, 5"10', clinging on to 75kg and frustratingly but understandably inconsistent
Image
User avatar
Mike Channin
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2388
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:52 pm
I row on...: Model C with PM4

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Mike Channin »

Some mile times already starting to be added. Philip Price once again setting an excellent standard
Image
5'11", 50 - older, slower, greyer...
User avatar
chrisnew
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2019
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2019
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:24 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM5

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by chrisnew »

Great to see some good efforts already. Just added mine, a little disappointed as wanted to beat my recent 2km ob pace, but the body said no tonight. Will try again if I get chance
Image

Trying to make this season the season of the PB!
User avatar
plummy
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Posts: 7936
Joined: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:17 am
I row on...: Model E with PM4
Location: Sale, Cheshire, UK

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by plummy »

First go at the mile last night. Lost about 10s of pace over last year so not very impressed but it gets a score logged. There may be a handful of seconds to grab back but I doubt much more than that.
58 yrs old, 74kg, 5' 10"
41Mm metres rowed - just pootling along now
Image
User avatar
JonT
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Posts: 1222
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:31 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM5
Location: Bath, Somerset, UK

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by JonT »

Thanks to all who have already put in a time.

I have a back problem that is getting worse by the day despite lots of rest and yoga. I am not sure whether I will be able to put in a time this month. I’ll give it another week and see where I stand. #-o
55 years old, 5"10', clinging on to 75kg and frustratingly but understandably inconsistent
Image
User avatar
Richard Lindner
Stop posting and start rowing!
Posts: 118
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:59 am
I row on...: Model D with PM5
Location: Somerset, UK

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Richard Lindner »

Managed to put a time in today. Supposed to be a marker to see what I could do but started quick so decided to go with it. In the end I was on the ragged edge with nothing left in the tank. It’s not impressive and I doubt I could improve on it but it’s a time and it’s logged :fssmile:
Rich

Image

61yrs 97kg 5' 11"
User avatar
JonT
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Posts: 1222
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:31 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM5
Location: Bath, Somerset, UK

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by JonT »

We're in pretty good shape at the moment. Thanks to Peter, Plummy, Philip, Chris, Mike and Richard for putting in a time already. With a week and half to go we just need times from Kevin, Louise and myself. My back is improving, so I will definitely put in some sort of time, but I don't imagine I will be contributing a scoring time this month.

Jon
55 years old, 5"10', clinging on to 75kg and frustratingly but understandably inconsistent
Image
User avatar
Mike Channin
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2388
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:52 pm
I row on...: Model C with PM4

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Mike Channin »

Been a bit lethargic and off form of late, but finally managed to have a proper go at this, and got down to 5:35.0 (1:44.1) R30.
Feel like I should be able to find more, but I'm severely lacking work at this kind of intensity and it showed.

Fingers crossed for your back, Jon!
Richard - love the variation on 'how to keep an idiot in suspense'. (So what _was_ the time then???)
Image
5'11", 50 - older, slower, greyer...
Shmoo
Stop posting and start rowing!
Posts: 102
Joined: Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:15 am
I row on...: Model D with PM5

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Shmoo »

Great work lads! Sorry to hear about your back Jon - hope it's holding up after your test row. I've put a time in too now - and a slightly faster one than last year :D. Definitely looking forward to something a bit easier paced next month.
Louise
Image
Kevinhorne44
Free Spirit
Posts: 301
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:34 pm
I row on...: Model C with PM5

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Kevinhorne44 »

It's in my schedule 👍 had some big sessions in the last 10 days 🤢 got them out of the way now 😎
User avatar
JonT
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Posts: 1222
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:31 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM5
Location: Bath, Somerset, UK

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by JonT »

Well done all. Looking forward to your time Kevin.

I put in a time today to make sure we had a qualifying crew. I was hoping for sub-6 minutes, but just didn't have it in me after so little rowing and looking after the back. Managed 6:06.9.

We are the fastest boat in the pack at the moment, but I'm waiting for the traditional surge of late entries from the dominant teams. :roll:
55 years old, 5"10', clinging on to 75kg and frustratingly but understandably inconsistent
Image
User avatar
Mike Channin
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2388
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:52 pm
I row on...: Model C with PM4

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Mike Channin »

Looking ahead (as I'm not sure I fancy another go at the mile), we have 6344m for November, and then 5k in December.

(Anyone remember the significance of the 6344m - is it the boat race course? I thought that was 6.8km)
Image
5'11", 50 - older, slower, greyer...
User avatar
Mike Channin
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2388
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:52 pm
I row on...: Model C with PM4

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Mike Channin »

Aha - got it - it is reference to 'Touching the Void' - as discussed under the same circumstances 4 years ago! (https://freespiritsrowing.com/forum/vie ... &start=100)
Image
5'11", 50 - older, slower, greyer...
User avatar
Richard Lindner
Stop posting and start rowing!
Posts: 118
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:59 am
I row on...: Model D with PM5
Location: Somerset, UK

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Richard Lindner »

Mike Channin wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:06 pm Been a bit lethargic and off form of late, but finally managed to have a proper go at this, and got down to 5:35.0 (1:44.1) R30.
Feel like I should be able to find more, but I'm severely lacking work at this kind of intensity and it showed.

Fingers crossed for your back, Jon!
Richard - love the variation on 'how to keep an idiot in suspense'. (So what _was_ the time then???)
Mike, I felt a bit embarrassed to post such a slow time on here but it was 6:51:8 (2:07.9) :oops: There, I told you it was unimpressive :lol:
Rich

Image

61yrs 97kg 5' 11"
User avatar
Mike Channin
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2388
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:52 pm
I row on...: Model C with PM4

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Mike Channin »

Mike, I felt a bit embarrassed to post such a slow time on here but it was 6:51:8 (2:07.9) :oops: There, I told you it was unimpressive :lol:
Any time is better than no time, and it is probably harder to post what you consider a bad time than a good one!
We all have good spells and bad spells, and none of us are getting any younger, either. Well done for trying and helping the team!
Soon you'll be flying!
Image
5'11", 50 - older, slower, greyer...
User avatar
Grobi
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2019
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2019
Posts: 3217
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:26 am
I row on...: Model D with PM5
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by Grobi »

Mike Channin wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:21 pm Any time is better than no time, and it is probably harder to post what you consider a bad time than a good one!
Absolutely! Thanks for posting a time for October Richard and good luck with the 6344m for November!

I had my first go at this distance last night, and considering it was my first longish hard row for on the erg for six months I'm kind of pleased with the result:
Unbenannt.JPG
Unbenannt.JPG (31.14 KiB) Viewed 7296 times

I reckoned that a 2:00 pace should be doable but that felt too comfortable :evil: I managed to negative split the whole thing but it got really tough towards the end, saw a 185 h/r just before the finish line.
This is almost 3 seconds slower in pace than one year ago, but like Mike said, no one of us is getting younger. And then there are still 27 days left of the month for another go :evil:
Athletes row, others just play games

Peter

54y, 1,89m, 80kg

Image
User avatar
plummy
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Posts: 7936
Joined: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:17 am
I row on...: Model E with PM4
Location: Sale, Cheshire, UK

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Post by plummy »

That's a great first effort Peter. You were really shifting on those last 2m ;-)
58 yrs old, 74kg, 5' 10"
41Mm metres rowed - just pootling along now
Image
Post Reply