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Easiest route, for those that just want a completion?

Post by quisquidillius » 11 Jul 2016, 20:27

As one can probably infer from the title of this post, I am looking for a route which is very easy for new tube challengers to use (including not much running) and can be done slowly (i.e. starts very early and ends very late). I am planning on doing the Tube Challenge quite soon, but the route that is planned (based on the Walk The Tube 2016 one) does not allow us to make the last Chesham train. Therefore, we shall only be able to get a 269/270 - which is quite obviously not what we want.

I am therefore asking to see if somebody would possibly like to share a route that would work to this specification (also needs to cover Olympia on a non-exhibition day). It would be a great help to me and my friends.

I have also done some thinking about the route myself. An evening Olympia train might possibly be integrated into the Labyrinth route, which would obviously work. However, if the T4 branch is not covered due to a mess-up earlier, the whole day would be ruined at the last moment.

It is also evident that the first and last train times should be considered, which leads to me thinking that Wimbledon to Morden could work as a route (I know that this has been used in the past).

Is a modified Labyrinth the way to go? Or is there another route that I should consider?

Thank you very much in advance.
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Re: Easiest route, for those that just want a completion?

Post by RJSRdg » 11 Jul 2016, 20:35

My 'modified labyrinth' can in theory be done in 16:14 (i.e. equal to the previous record) and I think it may be possible to get it down to 15:51. However my recce runs last year both went wrong pretty quickly, though I think down to a combination of my ineptitude and operational issues.
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Re: Easiest route, for those that just want a completion?

Post by quisquidillius » 11 Jul 2016, 20:37

RJSRdg wrote:My 'modified labyrinth' can in theory be done in 16:14 (i.e. equal to the previous record) and I think it may be possible to get it down to 15:51. However my recce runs last year both went wrong pretty quickly, though I think down to a combination of my ineptitude and operational issues.
On your route, you presumably sprint connections. Assuming that you don't, how badly will the time be affected?
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Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jul 2016, 20:46

I'm part way through working out a route by just walking connections. Not sure on exact time though. Will post once worked out!
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Post by quisquidillius » 11 Jul 2016, 20:48

Tube Geek wrote:I'm part way through working out a route by just walking connections. Not sure on exact time though. Will post once worked out!
Are you going to post the route when you have finished the making? I am quite honestly confused why mine doesn't seem to work...
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Re: Easiest route, for those that just want a completion?

Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jul 2016, 20:52

quisquidillius wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:I'm part way through working out a route by just walking connections. Not sure on exact time though. Will post once worked out!
Are you going to post the route when you have finished the making? I am quite honestly confused why mine doesn't seem to work...
Probably. It would be easier to PM though, if you really do just want a route to use.

Maybe you just have to many connections, thus slowing your route down meaning you don't make the final train
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Post by quisquidillius » 11 Jul 2016, 20:58

Tube Geek wrote: Maybe you just have to many connections, thus slowing your route down meaning you don't make the final train?
This is quite likely, especially with my extreme double-back that wastes 40 minutes + waiting time. Because I am going to Poland soon, and when I return I have about a week before my attempt, I am going to have to hurry up my route planning (I probably won't have internet in Poland so I'll print out the timetables, etc.). Hopefully I'll have a route that works by the time I should do the challenge.

Thanks for the help!
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Post by Tube Geek » 11 Jul 2016, 21:01

Where is that double back?!
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Post by quisquidillius » 11 Jul 2016, 21:05

Tube Geek wrote:Where is that double back?!
Shepherd's Bush, having just come back from Epping, go back to Oxford Circus, then to Stockwell (Brixton actually), then to Morden ... only to go back again to Victoria!
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Re: Easiest route, for those that just want a completion?

Post by RJSRdg » 11 Jul 2016, 21:09

quisquidillius wrote:
RJSRdg wrote:My 'modified labyrinth' can in theory be done in 16:14 (i.e. equal to the previous record) and I think it may be possible to get it down to 15:51. However my recce runs last year both went wrong pretty quickly, though I think down to a combination of my ineptitude and operational issues.
On your route, you presumably sprint connections. Assuming that you don't, how badly will the time be affected?
Sorry, couldn't say - on both recce attempts I just missed connections in the Southwark area, which led to a 20 minute delay by the time I'd been out to Upminster and back to Aldgate. As a rough estimate I reckon on my running time (when fit) being about 2/3 of the walking time given on Google Maps. I'm not convinced walking all connections would give a time capable of being completed in a day.

My comment was more aimed at showing that it is possible to amend Labyrinth to take account of the lack of daytime Olympias.
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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 12 Jul 2016, 04:09

In my challenge attempts try Myles must complete that as I'm sure he tell you can be done.

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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 15 Jul 2016, 15:11

i can tell you myles wtt route slightly whether it still works or not i cant say and he is very slow he wont mind me admitting that.

upminster 04:53 (possible look for aldgate run from east to pick up aldgate earlier on) (db barons ct and west kensington from the cockfosters change)
barons ct 06:06 walk to
kensington olympia 06:25 (possible 06:15)
hsk
edgware road
hammersmith h&c run to
hammersmith d&p
chiswick park walk to gunnersbury
richmond 07:48 train to
feltham bus to
hatton x
heathrow t4
heathrow t123
heathrow t5
acton town (if pic going to rayners lane or uxbridge in platform take and do bus from hanger lane to ealing broadway later on)
ealing broadway
west acton walk to
north ealing
rayners lane or uxbridge
uxbridge
ickenham walk to
west ruislip
leyton (toilet stop two mins to wait for wvh this is also the train that u catch with the bus from hanger lane bus to ealing broadway)
hainault
woodford
epping
stratford (jub to end of line)
stanmore
canons park bus or walk to
edgware (change at camden town if necessary)
waterloo (change to bakerloo)
e&c
finchley central (changing at camden town if necessary)
mhe
finchley central
high barnet bus towards new barnet
cockfosters
earls court
wimbledon bus tram train etc
morden
kennington
stockwell
brixton
walthamstow train to
liverpool street
aldgate (if havent done earlier in day)
gps run to
regents park
h&w
kenton run to
northwick park
preston rd
west harrow walk to
north harrow
watford
moor park
chesham or amersham finish

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Re: Easiest route, for those that just want a completion?

Post by quisquidillius » 16 Jul 2016, 07:05

Thank you for this route!
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Post by Tube Geek » 16 Jul 2016, 07:07

What about mine!
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Re: Easiest route, for those that just want a completion?

Post by quisquidillius » 16 Jul 2016, 09:20

Tube Geek wrote:What about mine!
I think I am going to use yours mainly but I might combine the two to sort out little problems! Thank you for your route as well, I was actually on my way to send you a message!
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