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by xcooler123
17 Mar 2019, 13:50
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Tube Challenge parkrun league...
Replies: 2247
Views: 267191

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: 38
Views: 1090

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: 2247
Views: 267191

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: 38
Views: 1090

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: 38
Views: 1090

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: 1433

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: 2906

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: 1433

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: 1433

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: 2247
Views: 267191

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: 6112

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 ...
by xcooler123
15 Nov 2018, 21:21
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 3505

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

For those worried about time limits, the "slowest" winning time for a R15 since 2009 where you had to visit 15 stations was Hugo's Champion's Twist last year (17/8 Championship Round 1, Zones 2-4, LU stations). The winners finished in a time of 04:37:02 but more importantly, all 14 teams finished wi...
by xcooler123
14 Nov 2018, 08:17
Forum: Zone 1: Full Network Challenge Attempts
Topic: CiN 2018 - 16th November
Replies: 42
Views: 6523

Re: CiN 2018 - 16th November

My plan is to come down via Piccadilly line which forms the 09:06 so can meet people at Hatton Cross/HT4
by xcooler123
14 Nov 2018, 08:12
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 3505

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

Going Underground wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 13:23
alexmcmotor wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 00:10
Looking forward to the pub debrief for this one :) Kudos to David (and Tangy) for coming up with a fantastic twist.
Yep just what some of us need after 24 hours on the tube and no sleep Friday night :wink:
As I will be joining you Kev, I'm clearly up for my own punishment :lol:
by xcooler123
16 Oct 2018, 23:24
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1
Replies: 50
Views: 6421

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Is TfL Rail included in the second envelope? (it is a separate category in the generator) As the thinking was "light rail" in the first envelope and "heavy rail" in the second envelope then yes if the stations were open. Therefore, Heathrow Connect/TfL Rail/Crossrail/Elizabeth Line/whatever you wan...