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by tractakid
17 Mar 2019, 21:30
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4
Replies: 41
Views: 1712

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4

Twas a fun challenge yesterday. I made a few route errors but still managed to come joint-first! Notably, forgetting the Paddington to Lancaster Gate run, forgetting to check the branch of my Northern Line train and going the wrong way north from Kennington (Only realising at Borough!) and forgettin...
by tractakid
02 Mar 2019, 21:57
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2282
Views: 274423

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Dudley parkrun this morning- totally brilliant. Two laps of a running track, followed by a canal towpath (going under and over bridges), a slippy downhill and uphill through a wooded nature reserve, through which is an abandoned railway line where you literally have to hop over the left behind track...
by tractakid
24 Feb 2019, 19:47
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2282
Views: 274423

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

I've done one parkrun for every tube station!
by tractakid
19 Feb 2019, 13:17
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2282
Views: 274423

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

I'm pleased to say that Watermeadows parkrun's defibrillator was provided by Linford Wood parkrun, after we were able to donate one following the successful rescue of a parkrunner last year. I was therefore present in order to take some promotional photos for Aero Healthcare to use of the handover. ...
by tractakid
09 Feb 2019, 18:34
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2282
Views: 274423

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Decided on Houghton Hall this morning as I could drive past the cheap Asda fuel station to fill up :lol:
by tractakid
27 Jan 2019, 21:43
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2282
Views: 274423

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Well done Andi- great running. You timed your visit to Dartford Heath almost to perfection, as you got the 2nd slowest ever first finish there.

But you know what they say. A win is a win, except at parkrun when a first finish is a first finish :)
by tractakid
19 Jan 2019, 21:19
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2282
Views: 274423

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Hilly narrow trails at Henley-on-Thames today. Loved it!
by tractakid
14 Jan 2019, 11:38
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2282
Views: 274423

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

I could easily have been absent on Saturday thanks to a training course at 09:30. However I managed to volunteer to set up the signs and took the first marshal position, to ensure I was finished at 09:15 and able to get to work on time.
by tractakid
15 Dec 2018, 13:34
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 70
Views: 6422

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

Afraid I was a DNS too. Just not in the right place to do it today. I normally love the Parks Challenge.
by tractakid
26 Nov 2018, 22:46
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: First Attempt 04/01/19
Replies: 24
Views: 1573

Re: First Attempt 04/01/19

Plenty of information buried on this forum. Do lots of reading. Study the geography of the lines on Google Maps. Use the working timetables if you need very specific timings. Know that attempt #1 won't go to plan and improvisation skills improve with time.
by tractakid
16 Oct 2018, 13:18
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Could one train travel the entire tube network?
Replies: 14
Views: 2835

Re: Could one train travel the entire tube network?

You can also link the Tube to the entire National Rail network, which is all interlinked. Waterloo & City excepting. I believe a LU battery loco could go everywhere with enough charge.
by tractakid
14 Oct 2018, 10:27
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2282
Views: 274423

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

There's a global list at parkrun.com/results/mostevents

You need 30 venues to get on that list though :)
by tractakid
08 Oct 2018, 12:54
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: All the terminals
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: All the terminals

Yeah, it was the terminals that gave inspiration for that challenge. Increasing it to all of Zone 1 made it more interesting and reduced arguments about what is considered to be a terminal!