Along with taking part in virtual head races, our Spitfire rowers have also been busy throughout the first month of 2021, taking part on Concept2’s Virtual Team Challenge. This challenge, part of a series that ergo and oar manufacturer Concept2 regularly features in their online log tool, saw rowers from all over the world competing in teams across several categories, rowing as many metres as possible from January 1st until January 31st.
Spitfire competed alongside other on-water clubs in the 2-5 member category. Amazingly, with 1,110,780 metres, our club placed third in this category’s leaderboard, with a considerable distance from the fourth placed club, Mighty Crabs from Maryland in the USA, and a mere ~ 150 km from second placed Bezzers Boozers from Cornwall. Full results here.
To put things into perspective, the cumulative distance rowed by these five Spitfire rowers would allow one to reach (starting from our boathouse, and as the crow flies) the whole of the British Isles, the north of Spain, and even the southern end of Scandinavia, just to name a few – this is visually represented in the map below. Impressive work, everyone!