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by The Orange One
30 Dec 2019, 23:02
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3
Replies: 40
Views: 4213

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3

Going Underground wrote:
30 Dec 2019, 14:23
Anyone know what platform I need at Stratford for Greater Anglia service to Romford?
On the 11th January? You want the 0825 Witham train on platform 10 at Stratford...
by The Orange One
30 Dec 2019, 20:22
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Something Different
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Something Different

I'm not sure whether this should even go in Alternative Challenges - please move it if you consider it should be moved! Saturday 1st February will see a challenge different from any that have gone before it... welcome to the London IKEA Challenge. The aim? Using scheduled public transport, visit all...
by The Orange One
17 Nov 2019, 06:00
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 2
Replies: 26
Views: 3813

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 2

Well, I made two pretty big errors which pretty much ruined my hopes of coming in first... Started at Oval along with everyone else, and opened the envelope on the escalator down to the platforms. Saw Brixton on there and heard a train pulling in, so put on a burst of speed in case it was a southbou...
by The Orange One
15 Nov 2019, 23:31
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Snake Challenge - The Return
Replies: 26
Views: 4064

Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

A coda to this event - Omari made a video of his and Tom's run around the route, which you can see here from 12 noon tomorrow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKVTGyRkQDE

It *is* 2 hours long, but it's also quite a fun watch, especially if you know the system well...
by The Orange One
11 Nov 2019, 00:31
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Snake Challenge - The Return
Replies: 26
Views: 4064

Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Snake Challenge 2019: The Results Well, after 10 years hiatus, we brought the challenge back with 9 people split across 7 teams!! The order of dispatch from Epping (leaving an easy 5 minute connection at Woodford for a loop) was as follows: 1010 Dave McCormick and Thomas Wood 1021* Rob Lomas 1050 Da...
by The Orange One
09 Nov 2019, 17:39
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Snake Challenge - The Return
Replies: 26
Views: 4064

Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Got the big table on the left at the Green Man... Beware of puddles
by The Orange One
22 Sep 2019, 11:20
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 1
Replies: 59
Views: 7761

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 1

tl;dr my route: Waterloo (LU) :arrow: Canada Water :arrow: Waterloo (LU) :arrow: Waterloo (NR) :arrow: Vauxhall (NR) :arrow: Pimlico by 2 bus :arrow: Victoria :arrow: Ravenscourt Park :arrow: Earl's Court :arrow: High Street Kensington :arrow: Notting Hill Gate by 52 bus :arrow: Marble Arch :arrow: ...
by The Orange One
08 Sep 2019, 23:05
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Snake Challenge - The Return
Replies: 26
Views: 4064

Snake Challenge - The Return

I was thinking it's about time the challenge that's been on hiatus longest ought to return... so I thought let's organise an event for it. Start point: Epping Finish point: Heathrow Terminal 5 Date: Saturday 9th November 2019 Time: tbc but likely first teams depart about 11 - I believe there's a han...
by The Orange One
18 Dec 2018, 19:47
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 79
Views: 17593

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

Proposal: Non-Tube TfL Park challenge on the same day as the Park Challenge. Same external photograph rule. 17 stations/stops outside Zone 1, should therefore take a similar amount of time to the 24 of the Park Challenge but without the annoyance that is Winter Wonderland. Covers: London Overground ...
by The Orange One
18 Nov 2018, 13:23
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 9788

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

xcooler and Mr Orange headed up to Tangyland from Liverpool Street. Meanwhile, in Tangyland... actually it's probably better to start at the very beginning. Frantic opening of envelopes at Paddington (B/C/D) led to everyone running down one of the two staircases onto the Circle/District platforms. ...
by The Orange One
16 Oct 2018, 21:30
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 50
Views: 13933

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Is TfL Rail included in the second envelope? (it is a separate category in the generator) It doesn't actually matter - the GEML is shut that day and Heathrow Connect hasn't actually been reprogrammed as TfL Rail... Current list of engineering works are: DLR: Stratford International - Canning Town (...
by The Orange One
05 Sep 2018, 21:21
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 50
Views: 13933

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Not sure if I've asked this before, apologies if I have. It won't make a lot of difference anyway... Is Cannon Street one of the 15 or is it just a ceremonial starting point and not automatically one of the 15 (although it randomly could be)? Cannon Street, I believe, is one of the 15. Recommendati...
by The Orange One
31 May 2018, 20:05
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.
Replies: 41
Views: 12479

Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

tufnellpark wrote:
31 May 2018, 16:00
I'll bring along my Underground board game for its first outing. Start at 17:00 in pub and I will need five players. Any volunteers?
Count me in!
by The Orange One
30 May 2018, 11:00
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.
Replies: 41
Views: 12479

Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2018- Friday 1st June.

I swear the first Zone 1 Day was 2004 Vauxhall?
by The Orange One
06 Apr 2018, 19:27
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2017/18: Round 5
Replies: 47
Views: 13380

Re: Random 15 Championship 2017/18: Round 5

You may have spoken too soon - it looks like the RMT still plan to strike on the DLR that weekend. No doubt, using the disruption to the Marathon as their bargaining chip. Bugger that may screw up our parkrun plans, please let me know if you hear anything definite... If DLR is closed it's still onl...