Tube Olympics 2018: Event 5- Full Network

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Tube Olympics 2018: Event 5- Full Network

Post by tangy » 28 Jan 2018, 14:05

Event 5 of Tube Olympics 2018 is the marathon, a full network challenge. This will be held on Friday 23rd February 2018.

All 270 London Underground stations to be visited in the fastest time (which for a completion will take circa 16 hours), so requires a full day and a good dose of stamina.

You may start at any station you wish, the challenge will be conducted using standard Tube Challenge rules. Due to the length of this event, there will no end meeting point, medals and results will be given at the closing ceremony after Event 6 the next day.

Entries for this event are now open.
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Post by Going Underground » 28 Jan 2018, 14:53

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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 5- Full Network

Post by roblo97 » 28 Jan 2018, 16:22

I will be available as support from around 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm, depending on how soon I can get out of my seminar at uni that day, if anyone wants it, I can be contacted by DM. I will also keep track of how many stations I visit as well.
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 5- Full Network

Post by Going Underground » 28 Jan 2018, 16:53

roblo97 wrote:
28 Jan 2018, 16:22
I will be available as support from around 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm, depending on how soon I can get out of my seminar at uni that day, if anyone wants it, I can be contacted by DM. I will also keep track of how many stations I visit as well.
Sounds good Rob :)
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 5- Full Network

Post by tractakid » 31 Jan 2018, 21:49

I have the day off work. Wondering if I should have a go?!
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Post by Going Underground » 31 Jan 2018, 22:04

tractakid wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 21:49
I have the day off work. Wondering if I should have a go?!
Why not, just have to make any kind of journey on LU to qualify :)
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 5- Full Network

Post by tractakid » 02 Feb 2018, 22:28

I think I may attempt a minimal planning route from Chesham, planning no more than an initial manoevre and a rough route sketch. Will then spend the whole day worrying about getting to Olympia at the right time :lol:
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Post by Iain » 03 Feb 2018, 14:00

I finish work at midday - wonder if a route finishing 6am the next day would be legit!
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Post by RJSRdg » 03 Feb 2018, 19:36

Trouble is that unless you're going to finish somewhere 'unusual' like Cockfosters, Night Tube isn't a lot of help.

The Sub-Surface lines aren't included (ruling out a NW or Upminster finish), the Terminal 4 loop isn't included (effectively ruling out a Heathrow finish) and nor is Hainault-Woodford or Loughton-Epping.
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Post by DrainBrain » 04 Feb 2018, 13:19

I don't think NIght Tube helps you get a fast route, but it can help get a completion - just plan to finish on Night Tube lines.

Remember too that if you're using a One Day Travelcard your last journey must start before 4:30 am.
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 5- Full Network

Post by crypto » 14 Feb 2018, 21:36

Well, I've just booked the day off work. Guess I'm doing this :shock:

I can offer support if I haven't managed to get my act together and come up with a route.

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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 5- Full Network

Post by Going Underground » 14 Feb 2018, 21:53

Iain wrote:
03 Feb 2018, 14:00
I finish work at midday - wonder if a route finishing 6am the next day would be legit!
As long as you keep your watch running I guess you can finish anytime before the final results are revealed at the pub on Saturday...
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 5- Full Network

Post by Iain » 14 Feb 2018, 22:37

Going Underground wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 21:53
Iain wrote:
03 Feb 2018, 14:00
I finish work at midday - wonder if a route finishing 6am the next day would be legit!
As long as you keep your watch running I guess you can finish anytime before the final results are revealed at the pub on Saturday...
Would have to stop for parkrun too!
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 5- Full Network

Post by tractakid » 15 Feb 2018, 19:21

crypto wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 21:36
Well, I've just booked the day off work. Guess I'm doing this :shock:

I can offer support if I haven't managed to get my act together and come up with a route.
I plan to start at Chesham and would be happy to team up!
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 5- Full Network

Post by greatkingrat » 15 Feb 2018, 20:45

Iain wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 22:37
Going Underground wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 21:53
Iain wrote:
03 Feb 2018, 14:00
I finish work at midday - wonder if a route finishing 6am the next day would be legit!
As long as you keep your watch running I guess you can finish anytime before the final results are revealed at the pub on Saturday...
Would have to stop for parkrun too!
If you time it right you could run from Edgware to Stanmore and do Canons Park parkrun on the way!
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