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by DrainBrain
29 Feb 2020, 12:50
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2686
Views: 407833

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

... I'd anticipate a mud-fest at Itchen Valley... Good to see GU and roblo at Itchen Valley, but, yep, it was an absolute mud-fest. Fortunately the weather was not as bad as forecast, but it was definitely the toughest parkrun I've done. Ticked off letter I on the Alphabet Challenge :) . Interestin...
by DrainBrain
28 Feb 2020, 21:58
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2686
Views: 407833

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

We have Saturday 29 February coming up. Run a parkrun if you can because the next Saturday 29 February is another 28 years away. Ithcen Valley parkrun if you fancy it Nick? That may depend on the weather. Forecast is absolutely dreadful. I'd anticipate a mud-fest at Itchen Valley (I've been to that...
by DrainBrain
26 Feb 2020, 11:49
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2686
Views: 407833

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

We have Saturday 29 February coming up. Run a parkrun if you can because the next Saturday 29 February is another 28 years away.
by DrainBrain
09 Jan 2020, 10:30
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2686
Views: 407833

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

All the threes, 33:33. (Stopwatch) BINGO!

Not a completed Stopwatch BIngo, but another number nearer. As if to prove how random this is, the time by my own stopwatch was 33:54.
by DrainBrain
06 Jan 2020, 18:10
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 284
Views: 54016

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Does Portsmouth South count? Within the last 40 years it has had 5 different individuals as MP. 3 were Conservatives, 1 Labour (the current MP) and the fifth was Mike Hancock who was first elected for the SDP, then later elected as a LibDem and who stood as an independent after resigning from the Li...
by DrainBrain
02 Jan 2020, 15:22
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3
Replies: 40
Views: 4195

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3

If Hackney Wick was drawn and I took the rail replacement service from Stratford, would that count as visiting Stratford? Or do we need to leave on a physical train? What Stratford is the official one that needs visiting / departing from - LU or otherwise? From Tangy's description above, Stratford ...
by DrainBrain
07 Dec 2019, 21:09
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2686
Views: 407833

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Random numerical alignment time:
In my 170th parkrun (last week) I finished 270th.
In my 171st parkrun (today) I finished 271st.
by DrainBrain
28 Nov 2019, 12:07
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 284
Views: 54016

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Well, the summit of Chimborazo in Ecuador is the furthest point on the Earth's surface from its centre, but I don't know what point lies diametrically opposite. EDIT: Appears to be here . No idea how far that is above sea level though. This is the answer I have. The bulge at the equator dominates, ...
by DrainBrain
26 Nov 2019, 08:27
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 284
Views: 54016

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

If I start digging a hole (albeit theoretical) when do I stop being on PLANET Earth?

A Challenge has the general idea, but there are specific points.
by DrainBrain
24 Nov 2019, 20:24
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 284
Views: 54016

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Line of sight isn't needed. You just need the longest straight line between two points on planet Earth.
by DrainBrain
19 Nov 2019, 10:16
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 284
Views: 54016

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

An aeroplane taking off from any point on the globe and flying in a straight line will eventually get back to where it came from (given sufficient fuel on board, obviously). Therefore the longest straight line could in theory be drawn from anywhere right round the world and almost back to where it ...
by DrainBrain
18 Nov 2019, 19:39
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 284
Views: 54016

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Which TV actor has been nominated for an Emmy for playing the same character in THREE different programmes? Kelsey Grammer, who was nominated for playing Dr Frasier Crane in each of Cheers, Frasier and Wings . Where are the end points of the longest straight line that can be made on planet Earth?
by DrainBrain
17 Nov 2019, 09:45
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Park Challenge 2030 (ish)
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Park Challenge 2030 (ish)

Thought I'd post about something Park Challenge related that was mentioned at the R15 on Saturday. The current proposals for extending the Bakerloo line towards the South East include running trains along the existing line from Lewisham to Hayes. This would make Eden Park an LU station. Map here: ht...
by DrainBrain
16 Nov 2019, 05:55
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 2
Replies: 26
Views: 3802

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 2

Attending - GU, alexmcmotor, Kat, dadofalex, xcooler123, roblo97, RJSRdg, A2, DrainBrain
parkrun @ Bexley - GU, xcooler123, roblo97, A2, DrainBrain
Spoons @ The New Cross Turnpike, Welling - GU, xcooler123, roblo97, A2, DrainBrain
by DrainBrain
15 Nov 2019, 13:35
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 284
Views: 54016

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

jamesthegill wrote: What's so odd about Bangor City and Juventus male football teams this season?
Bit of a guess: there are more Italian players in the Bangor City squad than in the Juventus squad?