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by xcooler123
20 Apr 2019, 11:13
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2291
Views: 274899

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Me and Andi both ended up at Pont y Bala as it's not far from my parents and Andi needed to complete (again) the Full Ponty. An out-and-back twice along a flat path by the 2 rivers in Bala. Great bunch of people, stunning weather for it and gorgeous scenery in the background to top it off. Not parti...
by xcooler123
14 Apr 2019, 18:41
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2291
Views: 274899

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

dstock17 wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 17:27
If I had of known about the other innagurals that day I have gone to that one in Wales
Ah the one in Bala, my parents only live an hour or so away from it and I'm back there for Easter weekend. Very tempted by it...
by xcooler123
13 Apr 2019, 11:05
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2291
Views: 274899

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Managed to get to Camperdown parkrun (although a little early forgetting to check that it was a 9:30am start!). 1 lap in a figure-of-8 mainly along woodland trails and paths with some decent elevation change and a long hill that feels like it keeps getting steeper at the back of the course. Would de...
by xcooler123
11 Apr 2019, 18:29
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2291
Views: 274899

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

As I am heading up to Dundee this weekend as part of All The Buses - National Express Xplorer (why do I say yes to these things?!?!), I shall hopefully be attempting Camperdown Parkrun on Saturday!
by xcooler123
17 Mar 2019, 13:50
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2291
Views: 274899

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Wow, what a windy Parkrun, 45mph SW is not what is needed for Worthing Parkrun. I had planned to do Guildford or East Grinstead in an attempt to avoid the wind, but a last minute change of plans as Ping Pon was given Saturday off, so I decided to do Worthing with him instead. I'm pleased to say tha...
by xcooler123
12 Mar 2019, 12:37
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4
Replies: 41
Views: 1724

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4

I was wondering... Is there an official policy on the use of electronic aids in Random 15? For a while, I've been working on general "Metro" route planning software, on a purely personal basis. Calculating a route for multiple stops, the "travelling salesman problem", what you need for a Random 15,...
by xcooler123
25 Feb 2019, 08:25
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2291
Views: 274899

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

My plan for my first Parkrun in a while was scuppered when we had to visit a good family friend who is quite ill at the moment. On the plus side, it was nice to see him :D
by xcooler123
18 Feb 2019, 07:58
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4
Replies: 41
Views: 1724

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4

greatkingrat wrote:
17 Feb 2019, 20:16
I think that was for Round 5 (as we will be finishing at Greenwich)?
That was my understanding as well as it is easy to get to from Greenwich (due to its close proximity to Southwark/Waterloo East/Blackfriars station)
by xcooler123
17 Feb 2019, 19:00
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4
Replies: 41
Views: 1724

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 4

Parkrun -TBC - xcooler123
Post-Parkrun Spoons - TBC - xcooler123
R15 - xcooler123
by xcooler123
11 Jan 2019, 06:36
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 3
Replies: 25
Views: 1543

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 3

The new London Connections map is very much available in its usual printed leaflet form, current issue has a light blue cover. You will have more of a chance of obtaining a copy at a National Rail station, I have seen them readily displayed in timetable racks at several larger stations. I grabbed a...
by xcooler123
08 Jan 2019, 19:59
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: R15 Analysis
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: R15 Analysis

Updated to end of Round 2 of 2018/19 Championship.
  • Paddington (D&C) moves into a clear 2nd place with 11 appearances.
  • Vauxhall joins in the large group behind it on 10 appearances.
  • Shepherd's Bush was one of the 4 'longest drought' stations until it was drawn in Round 2.
by xcooler123
07 Jan 2019, 06:31
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 3
Replies: 25
Views: 1543

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 3

Attending; GU, xcooler123, DrainBrain, RJSRdg, alexmcmotor Simon & Kat, Suggested parkrun Clapham Common; GU, xcooler123, DrainBrain Suggested Spoons The Beehive Brixton; GU, xcooler123, DrainBrain Er... as usual, we're not sure if we'll be able to procure any Tube & Rail maps before the challenge,...
by xcooler123
30 Dec 2018, 20:56
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 3
Replies: 25
Views: 1543

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 3

Attending; GU, xcooler123
Suggested parkrun Clapham Common; GU, xcooler123
Suggested Spoons The Beehive Brixton; GU, xcooler123
by xcooler123
16 Dec 2018, 14:30
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2291
Views: 274899

Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

I joined tractakid & GU at Grovelands to get my parkrun tally back underway, very nice park run around a simple 2 3/4 lap course which was relatively flat bar a continuous incline at the back end. I can imagine it looks beautiful at the height of summer.
by xcooler123
16 Dec 2018, 11:13
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 70
Views: 6433

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

For those who did not start, you probably made the right decision at the end of the day as it was an absolute nightmare out there! I also DNF due to Hyde Park Corner "exit only" issues so only 18 stations completed for me. After attempting to get into Green Park (closed) and Piccadilly Circus (exit ...