Team Unubunye will be rowing for 24 hours on the Concept2 Indoor Rower in order to try and attract sponsorship to fund their TransAtlantic row in 2013.
The 24 hour indoor row will take place in Johannesburg at the King Edward VII School starting on Friday 9th October.
The second South African Indoor Rowing Championship takes place on 6 October, 2012 in East London. As well as a 2000m race, there is also a half marathon race for the more endurance-minded.
The first South African Indoor Rowing Championships took place on October 1 in East London. A great day's racing saw Blake Artherton crowned as the fastest man, with a time of 6:21.2, while Jenienne Curr was the fastest woman in 7:20.2. The Champion of Champions, meanwhile, was Harold Hobson, who won the Men's 50-54 event in 6:40.7.
Well done to everybody who took part, and special congratulations to all those who stayed behind afterwards to do the half marathon race.
The 2011 Fall Team Challenge begins September 15! It’s time to form a team and start recruiting team members. Challenge dates are September 15–October 15, 2011.
Create or join a team and complete as many meters as you can. Special prizes will also be sent to all qualifying participants who complete 100,000 or 200,000 meters.* Read complete challenge details at concept2.com/ftc.
- Both indoor rower and SkiErg meters count.
- Team members with their own logbooks must indicate in their logbooks that they are participating in the challenge. (See the How To Join a Team: Information for Team Members page for more information.) Participation must be confirmed by midnight ET on September 30.
- The deadline for team membership changes is midnight ET on September 30.
- The deadline for entering meters is midnight ET on October 18.
Send us an email at email@example.com.
*Virtual, long-distance, purely electronic groupings of rowers/skiers and people and/or individuals not affiliated with a club are allowed to participate but are not eligible for prizes.
The first official South African National Indoor Rowing Championships takes place on 1 October at the Orient Theatre in East London. Whether you are an avid rower or a social one, this event is for you and is certainly not to be missed!
Athletes competing in this regatta can expect an all inclusive range of events for both men and women, young and not so young. In partnership with the Clarendon Rowing Club and Selborne Rowing Club, the Leander Rowing Club will be the hosts for this event.
For more information, queries and entries, please visit http://www.saergo.co.za.
Many innovative athletes have been adapting indoor rowers and racing shells to meet their needs, so we've teamed up with several outstanding organizations to help make the sport more accessible to a wider population.
Please visit concept2.com/adaptive to learn more about adaptive rowing. Our goal is to support adaptive rowers worldwide by sharing stories, photos, resources on third party adaptations and general information about adaptive rowing.
A key component of any good training plan is testing. Regular testing, over the same time or distance, is the best way to monitor the progress of your training.
Concept2 has established the SkiErg Performance Series—a program of consistent, scheduled testing over a range of test distances designed to inform smart training.
Anyone is welcome to submit results for all or any of the test distances in each of the four test periods. Visit skierg.co.za/logbook/performance-series for complete details including how to submit results to the online logbook.
Summer can be a hard time to stay on top of your game when it comes to your workouts. We offer three motivational challenges in June, July and August to help you stay on track. Let your members know there is the chance to win prizes! Learn more about our incentive challenges at concept2.com/challenges.
One can see by the sheer number of meters amassed during the World Erg Challenge that people take their erging very seriously. The WEC is one of those challenges that inspires people to test their limits, set workout goals and encourage and support team members.
This year's WEC couldn't go by without mentioning Judy Abbott and Wikus Loots, the overall WEC leaders. Judy Abbott is a 69-year-old rower at Community Fitness Pointe in Munster, Indiana. Judy hit her goal of rowing two million meters for the challenge on April 11, 2011, and completed 2,155,241 meters in all. She rowed the most meters of any woman in the challenge. Judy is one of an incredible, inspiring group of seniors staying fit with indoor rowing at Community Fitness Pointe.
Judy checked in with us during the challenge to say, "I am at Fitness Pointe nearly 10 hours a day, go home, ice, eat, sleep and head back to row some more. We have a great group of rowers at Fitness Pointe who all cheer me on (while laughing at the pile of snacks under my indoor rower), but I row every single meter myself."
South African Wikus Loots is a 38-year-old rower who took leave from work to focus on the challenge. He rowed with virtual club Shosholoza and completed 2,563,828 meters! His past activities include karate, rugby and kayaking and he has been rowing since 2008. Wikus says, "Through encouragement from fellow kayakers I took on the 2011 WEC. Finishing [the challenge] with an average of about 80k per day, I bettered my 2010 WEC distance by about 100k. Judy Abbott, who must be an amazing person, deserves all the accolades for the 2011 WEC. She stunned me with her brilliant distance. Well done, Judy!"
Congratulations, Judy and Wikus!
Triathlon participation is at an all-time high and rowing is one way that newcomers to the sport can get in shape for racing. Rowing provides an efficient way to prepare for the demanding and different disciplines of swimming, biking and running, especially when getting to the pool or out on the roads isn't always an option. The low-impact nature of rowing makes it a great choice for triathletes looking to build endurance without the pounding of running or the unresponsiveness of bike trainers.
Triathlons range in distances for all levels: from sprints all the way up to Ironman. Concept2 provides rowing workouts specifically for triathletes to help you prepare for competition.