My second attempt

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jimbob
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My second attempt

Post by jimbob » 28 May 2014, 21:01

I completed a full challenge, all 270 stations, at the second attempt last Friday, May 23rd in the stunningly slow time of 19hrs 38mins. An old route tweaked a bit starting at Amersham and finishing at Upminster. Could have been 10 minutes quicker as I detoured down the Jubilee to Bond St, not being certain if not stopping on the Central line earlier counted or not. Just a moderate walking speed between stations when required. I’m over 50, and running was definitely not the order of the day :D Previous attempt was June last year, on roughly the same route. I got to 230 stations at 10.30pm, but bailed out and caught the train home, tired and hungry. Hadn’t really thought it all through. New to forums, so not sure if I need to submit anything to support this.

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Re: My second attempt

Post by tractakid » 28 May 2014, 21:12

Well done! I'm sure forum member Nigel will add your time to the list soon if you provide him with your name!
*insert boasting about notable tube accomplishments here*

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Re: My second attempt

Post by Nigel » 28 May 2014, 21:20

Congratulations! Tractakid beat me to it, but just let me have your name and, preferably, your time to the nearest second (otherwise it will shown as 19:38:59) and I will add you to the top times list. You were right to have done Bond Street on the Jubilee, as a pass through on the Central does not count. Additionally, Embankment at the moment has to be done on the Circle or District, as does Gloucester Road from this week.

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Re: My second attempt

Post by Nigel » 29 May 2014, 07:32

Another thought. Could you also please confirm how Kensington (Olympia) was visited?

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Re: My second attempt

Post by jimbob » 29 May 2014, 17:49

Ok, answers to questions! My name is James Young. Time to nearest second is 19hr 37min 45sec.
I caught the 19:40 from High Street Kensington, arriving Olympia at 19:48.
I stopped at Embankment on the Circle line en route from Aldgate to High St Kensington.
I hadn't realised about Bond St until the Central line train went through without stopping in the afternoon.
It was a very last minute thought to go down to Bond St on the Jubilee before returning to Baker St for last lap via H&C and District to Upminster.
Thanks

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Re: My second attempt

Post by Nigel » 29 May 2014, 18:59

Thank you. I've added you to the list of top times in the Tube Challenge Chat section.

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