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by xcooler123
22 Sep 2020, 19:44
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Bailey: Sponsor Tube Stations to Rescue TFL Finances
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Bailey: Sponsor Tube Stations to Rescue TFL Finances

The simple fact is that if you did effectively sell the rights to name a tube station, I doubt it would come even close to making a dent into TfL finances. Sure there are a few you could probably think of like Knightsbridge/Harrods but realistically how many businesses are going to want to stump up ...
by xcooler123
03 Sep 2020, 19:35
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2020/21 season.
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Random 15 Championship 2020/21 season.

I disagree with the above statement. In areas such as London, where the challenge is held, the disease has mostly subsided and now is the time to get on again with our lives. We ought to do our duty to our city and go back to it. Mostly doesn't mean eradicated though, and different people will feel...
by xcooler123
02 Sep 2020, 13:29
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2020/21 season.
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Random 15 Championship 2020/21 season.

I was in London on BH Monday catching up with a couple of friends and we went to the Prince William Henry in Southwark (for those not familiar with it we have used it previously for Tube Challenge events, predominantly Parks Challenge). I noticed 2 interesting things whilst I was there - 1) It has a...
by xcooler123
02 Sep 2020, 13:14
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park
Replies: 41
Views: 8603

Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

It may still be too early to tell whether Christmas Park Challenge 2020 will go ahead or not, which is a shame as they have announced the cancellation of Winter Wonderland this year and would've made the event slightly more beara... I mean enjoyable :lol:
by xcooler123
03 Aug 2020, 21:03
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: All change please! An update from me
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: All change please! An update from me

Going Underground wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 12:25
Well done David :D best of luck and very pleased you will still be coming down to the "smoke"
Thanks Kev, hope to see you soon! :D
by xcooler123
03 Aug 2020, 09:39
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2020/21 season.
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Random 15 Championship 2020/21 season.

I can see 4 potential issues with restarting the season - 1) Wearing a face mask - as other people have stated, spending a day in a face mask running around doesn't make for an enjoyable day (I can just about manage it whilst walking around but still need to have regular breaks). If the enjoyment fa...
by xcooler123
31 Jul 2020, 09:12
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: All change please! An update from me
Replies: 5
Views: 411

All change please! An update from me

Hope everyone is keeping safe and well. I would normally tell people at the pub but since that won't be happening for a little while longer, I thought I would at least share it on here. After almost 4.5 years at Avanti West Coast (and Virgin Trains prior to that), I will be moving on to pastures new...
by xcooler123
17 May 2020, 14:28
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: All Tube Challenge - The return of a mad idea
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: All Tube Challenge - The return of a mad idea

Based on what the participants of last year's effort looked like the following day a few suggestions... - Do not do a parkrun the following morning. - Do not follow up the challenge (especially if doing a parkrun already) with a R15. - If you absolutely must do a R15 following this challenge and a ...
by xcooler123
06 May 2020, 12:16
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: Stations List
Replies: 21
Views: 7824

Re: Stations List

The Working Timetables (WTT, which can be found on the TfL website) have the average off-peak times between stations, this is a useful starting point.
by xcooler123
16 Mar 2020, 23:03
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4
Replies: 23
Views: 4341

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4

I will not be attending as I have been advised to self isolate (due to being in high risk areas recently) and working from home for the foreseeable future. As much as I love the event, going down to London from Shropshire for a Random 15 is unnecessary travel in my books. In addition, I do not want ...
by xcooler123
22 Feb 2020, 09:58
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 16026

Re: Birmingham R15

A2 wrote:
22 Feb 2020, 09:38
Route v1 planned. Predicted finish time classified for now.

(although subsequently revised due to accidentally going back in time by an hour at one point...)
Should that be predicted time dependant on whether the XCity screws you over or not? :lol:
by xcooler123
20 Feb 2020, 15:32
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 16026

Re: Birmingham R15

Good luck everyone - hope the rain doesn't cause any problems! Will you be putting the list of stations up on the forum on Saturday morning? Would be fun to do the challenge virtually, especially as Dave has done all the work with maps and timetables. Yes we will be putting up a stations list on he...
by xcooler123
20 Feb 2020, 14:18
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 16026

Re: Birmingham R15

Good luck everyone - hope the rain doesn't cause any problems! Will you be putting the list of stations up on the forum on Saturday morning? Would be fun to do the challenge virtually, especially as Dave has done all the work with maps and timetables. Yes we will be putting up a stations list on he...
by xcooler123
20 Feb 2020, 12:17
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 92
Views: 16026

Re: Birmingham R15

I have now put an final version of the pack up - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Msevz ... VRXSAhaunt. I will also print off some hard copies for people on the day.

See you all on Saturday.