Zone 1 start/finish?

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Zone 1 start/finish?

Post by quisquidillius » 03 Aug 2016, 14:49

Hello, has anybody ever done a start or finish in Zone 1? I know that Zone 2 has been done before (Olympia). Also, which other weird starts have been done? I'd be interested in seeing these weird routes.
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Re: Zone 1 start/finish?

Post by Steeevooo » 03 Aug 2016, 15:22

I believe that Bob Robinson started an attempt at Temple

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Re: Zone 1 start/finish?

Post by RJSRdg » 03 Aug 2016, 17:59

Last year's Cannon Street run was a Full Network (I assume this is what we're talking about here), starting at Cannon Street. I can't remember if anyone completed or not.

But generally speaking FNCs don't tend to start in Zone 1 because it requires doublebacks to three of Amersham/Chesham, Heathrow, Upminster and Epping whereas most FNCs reduce the number of long doublebacks by starting at one of those places.
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Re: Zone 1 start/finish?

Post by The Orange One » 03 Aug 2016, 18:09

I don't know any really weird ones apart from the Cannon Street one!! For odd routes I've heard of Wimbledon to Morden, Cockfosters to High Barnet, Richmond is a surprisingly common start/finish point.

Actually, I believe I saw a Wembley Park to Canning Town mentioned at some point...
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Re: Zone 1 start/finish?

Post by RJSRdg » 03 Aug 2016, 22:25

I can see the logic of a Cockfosters-High Barnet route. That's a pain of a transit and takes at least 20 minutes, eliminating it would go some way to balancing out an extra long doubleback (Heathrow T5 to Paddington could be done in under 20 minutes if you were prepared to fork out for the Heathrow Express).
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Re: Zone 1 start/finish?

Post by DrainBrain » 04 Aug 2016, 08:09

If you did High Barnet to Cockfosters you could also time it for a good Mill Hill East visit.

Nobody finished the Cannon Street FNC. Some plans there were to start and finish in Zone 1, which is a bit crazy.
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