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by EastActionWoman
18 Mar 2020, 09:47
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4
Replies: 23
Views: 1610

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4

I'll be spending Saturday afternoon working on an FNC route, so it's ready for Tube Olympics Marathon in the summer. Any tips gratefully received. Current thinking is to do Heathrow -> NW corner to give best chance of completion, staying overnight at Yotel in T4 so can get optimum sleep before the s...
by EastActionWoman
16 Mar 2020, 21:20
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4
Replies: 23
Views: 1610

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4

Normally I would do the opposite of anything Boris suggests, but this time it's different. The advice is against any unnecessary travel especially in London, which is ahead of the rest of the country in confirmed cases. And as much as I love these events, I can't claim it's necessary. We've also can...
by EastActionWoman
12 Mar 2020, 15:11
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4
Replies: 23
Views: 1610

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 4

Assuming I've got rid of this annoying cough :roll:

Attending GU, EAW
parkrun : Northala
Spoons: The Village Inn, Rayners Lane
by EastActionWoman
29 Feb 2020, 08:37
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Cologne/Bonn Two-City Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: Cologne/Bonn Two-City Challenge

Great effort and write-up! I've got a friend in Heidelberg who's just got her husband and sons interested in challenges. She sent them off on a random 15 challenge of bus/tram stops on Monday, which they loved. Her husband finished last as he missed out a stop :lol: I'll send this on to them to see ...
by EastActionWoman
22 Feb 2020, 18:23
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 88
Views: 7860

Re: Birmingham R15

Virtual route just finished, with all times checked: Birmingham New Street d. 11.03 (University) Kings Norton a. 11.18 d. 11.27 Sutton Coldfield a. 12.06 d. 12.11 Birmingham New Street a. 12.33 Birmingham Moor Street d. 12.55 Leamington Spa a. 13.22 d. 13.32 (Claverdon and Bearley) Stratford-upon-Av...
by EastActionWoman
22 Feb 2020, 15:43
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 88
Views: 7860

Re: Birmingham R15

New route planned - have checked the trains I would have taken and they've run on time so far, now following in real time. Tight doubleback coming up and train running a couple of minutes late :roll:
by EastActionWoman
22 Feb 2020, 10:22
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 88
Views: 7860

Re: Birmingham R15

Lovely theoretical loopy route based on the map - didn't actually fit with any of the train times :D Will have another bash when I get home later (and then check it against the times the trains actually ran).

Good luck chaps!
by EastActionWoman
20 Feb 2020, 14:39
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 88
Views: 7860

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 EastActionWoman
20 Feb 2020, 13:48
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Birmingham R15
Replies: 88
Views: 7860

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.
by EastActionWoman
19 Feb 2020, 07:46
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Non-LU Record Times
Replies: 19
Views: 19428

Re: Non-LU Record Times

you could add my Prague Metro time to this, 2:56:26, back in 2009 Done the Prague Metro earlier to day in a time of 2 hours, 41 minutes and 20 seconds! Managed a good time dispite the snow and the cold. Yesterday, I did this in 2:27:56 (no snow or cold). An extension has been built to line A, from ...
by EastActionWoman
17 Feb 2020, 21:40
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Prague Tram Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

Re: Prague Tram Challenge

I don't think I will be back in Prague until June - I usually have a spare day when I'm there and I was wondering what to do this time. If you do it, you'll definitely beat my time: 14 hours 56 minutes. After a cock-up with my route planning, I had to go back out after dinner to get a completion. W...
by EastActionWoman
16 Feb 2020, 21:45
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Prague Tram Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

Re: Prague Tram Challenge

OK. Route planned. Timings worked out. There aren't too many tight interchanges and I've allowed time for loo breaks. Barring storms and unexpected delays, I think I can do all 277 stops in around 13h15m. Following on from discussions on the Brum R15 thread, I won't be pressing the button for the re...
by EastActionWoman
14 Feb 2020, 20:03
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Something Different
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: Something Different

Omari's video of the day:
https://youtu.be/m53BBuUXj7s
by EastActionWoman
08 Feb 2020, 10:29
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Prague Tram Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

Re: Prague Tram Challenge

Where there are a cluster of stops serving different lines but which have the same name, I've counted that all as one stop, e.g. I.P. Pavlova, which has eight different lines and who knows how many different platforms.
by EastActionWoman
08 Feb 2020, 10:26
Forum: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Topic: Prague Tram Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

Re: Prague Tram Challenge

Came up with a route then thought I'd check the key for the tram stop symbols. Turns out there are 14 stops which only work in one direction. Have now come up with a route which covers everything - starting in the wilds of the south of the city and finishing not too far from my hotel. Need to work o...