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by greatkingrat
17 Feb 2019, 20:16
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4
Replies: 6
Views: 104

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: 26
Views: 6995

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: 2214
Views: 259544

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: 1217

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: 1276

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: 5619

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: 5619

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: 770

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: 8202

Re: The Underground Can-Can

He must have written it when the East London Line was still part of the underground then.
by greatkingrat
18 Nov 2018, 01:56
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: The Underground Can-Can
Replies: 49
Views: 8202

Re: The Underground Can-Can

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by greatkingrat
15 Nov 2018, 13:24
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 3211

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

Also Streatham Common and Norbury are closed. Southern trains into Victoria are either diverted to London Bridge or running via Crystal Palace.
by greatkingrat
15 Nov 2018, 00:24
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 3211

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

I think it would be a good idea for everyone to note down the time they reach station 14, particularly on this round, as it is possible if a particularly nasty set of stations come up that nobody might visit all 15 in the time limit!
by greatkingrat
09 Nov 2018, 17:37
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 3211

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

Obviously it depends on the stations, but I think it should be enough most of the time. You have to draw a line somewhere and six hours seems long enough for a challenge. Even now, it may well be nearly 8pm before people get back to the pub depending on where they finish. In fact it might be better ...
by greatkingrat
09 Nov 2018, 01:48
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Status of London Overground at Richmond
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Status of London Overground at Richmond

If you were being very pedantic, you could argue that as platform 3 cannot be used by LU (due to no fourth rail), any visit to Richmond that used platform 3 was invalid. However I do not think it is sensible to go into that level of detail, for a start if you were to get on a train at Kew Gardens, t...
by greatkingrat
07 Nov 2018, 19:43
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 50
Views: 6072

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

He has posted on Facebook that the starting station will be Paddington (Bakerloo/Circle/District).