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by greatkingrat
03 May 2019, 11:25
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Could one train travel the entire tube network?
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: Could one train travel the entire tube network?

You are going to be passing through most stations twice, so would only need to stop in one direction, which would reduce the time needed.
by greatkingrat
04 Apr 2019, 19:10
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2334
Views: 280282

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

You run 5km round a zigzag queue in a bank lobby.
by greatkingrat
04 Apr 2019, 19:08
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Thinking out loud
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Thinking out loud

The problem is the night tube doesn't serve Terminal 4 so for a Heathrow finish it doesn't really help.
by greatkingrat
19 Mar 2019, 17:21
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4
Replies: 41
Views: 2038

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4

Why is it making an extra change onto the Bakerloo at the beginning instead of just going straight to Edgware Road (Circle)?
by greatkingrat
13 Mar 2019, 12:56
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4
Replies: 41
Views: 2038

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4

The first through train to Mill Hill East on a Saturday is the 2317 Kennington - Mill Hill East (via CX), arriving 2351. Admittedly that is probably not much use for an R15!
by greatkingrat
12 Mar 2019, 15:27
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4
Replies: 41
Views: 2038

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4

I seem to remember Hakan bringing a laptop along to one of the very early R15 challenges to plan his route?
by greatkingrat
17 Feb 2019, 20:16
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4
Replies: 41
Views: 2038

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4

I think that was for Round 5 (as we will be finishing at Greenwich)?
by greatkingrat
08 Feb 2019, 15:28
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Southern Daysave
Replies: 28
Views: 8235

Re: Southern Daysave

I'd be very surprised if you could do all of Scotland in 2 days. Just the Far North and West Highland lines alone would take a large chunk of that time before you even start with the central belt.
by greatkingrat
19 Jan 2019, 12:46
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2334
Views: 280282

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

You can sort the list at https://wiki.parkrun.com/index.php/Anniversaries by start date.

Woodhouse Moor in Leeds is 4, then Richmond 5.
by greatkingrat
12 Jan 2019, 10:09
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 3
Replies: 25
Views: 1701

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 3

I always download the PDF, crop it to zone 2 and print it on A4 paper. It ends up at an easily readable scale. I gernerally use that on R15 rounds that don't include NR, as well. I notice that a December 2018 version is available which includes the dotted-line walkable connections like the latest p...
by greatkingrat
28 Dec 2018, 10:31
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: First Attempt 04/01/19
Replies: 24
Views: 1724

Re: First Attempt 04/01/19

Are you counting two Hammersmiths?
by greatkingrat
18 Dec 2018, 18:00
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 70
Views: 6752

Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park

For me I think the problem is that as well as the length, the challenge is getting repetitive. Even with a different start station you end up doing similar things every year. Will probably give this one a miss in future.
by greatkingrat
15 Dec 2018, 17:56
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 70
Views: 6752

Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park

DNF for me. Started OK then got to Hyde Park Corner to be greeted by a torrential downpour. Couldn't go back in the station as it was exit only and didn't particularly fancy trying to run to Green Park. Jumped on the first bus I saw which was heading up towards Marble Arch and decided that was enough.
by greatkingrat
05 Dec 2018, 11:50
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: London Reconnections 2018 Christmas Quiz
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: London Reconnections 2018 Christmas Quiz

I've got 5 saints for Q7. Q4 isn't the obvious answer.
by greatkingrat
24 Nov 2018, 20:50
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: The Underground Can-Can
Replies: 49
Views: 8649

Re: The Underground Can-Can

He must have written it when the East London Line was still part of the underground then.