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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by FelixJ20000 » 26 Feb 2017, 14:00

dstock17 wrote:
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dstock17 wrote:if u read Geoff and Neil world record they clearly state that they had trouble running in 5mins and that's was end of the day when it was all or nothing for them.
Damn ok well hopefully the 45 seconds makes the difference!
it depends on your running time I guess but there is an alternative for you if u reverse your route and prepare to run or walk to rayners. I predict a 07.58 rayners lane train to ealing common then train to ealing Broadway then central to east Acton west ruislip run ickenham in more time than 5.45mins uxbridge 09.07.30 09.09.0 out same time as train that u have into Preston rd
You're right - I've updated it to use that route. I've worked out that I can actually do the rayners run a bit faster so I've got some backup time for my Preston road time. Thanks!

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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by FelixJ20000 » 26 Feb 2017, 17:15

I think I need to focus on my runs to bring this up faster, so I'll go through on that.

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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by quisquidillius » 26 Feb 2017, 17:42

I'm not sure about how that bus is going to get to Cockfosters that quickly - theoretically you COULD run all the way and make the train, but you might be too tired, etc.

Also, how did the Bank change timing go?
Zone 1 Challenge (Olympics 2016): 3:44:31.67 - we were very unlucky indeed!
South London Challenge (Summer 2016): 1:58:40 - going to try again soon!
All Lines Challenge (August 2016): 44:38 - happy with this ... For now!

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Re: RE: Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by FelixJ20000 » 26 Feb 2017, 17:59

quisquidillius wrote:I'm not sure about how that bus is going to get to Cockfosters that quickly - theoretically you COULD run all the way and make the train, but you might be too tired, etc.

Also, how did the Bank change timing go?
The bus timetables tell me that I can, and that run from the stop to the station could be done quicker tbh. Also, plans changed to involve sleep and my friend who I'll be going with was busy so 2 weeks and we'll see.

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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by tufnellpark » 27 Feb 2017, 10:19

Iain wrote:The WR route doesn't have anything miraculous in it - there are "tricks" you pick up from solid research, but the biggest component was a lot of exploring the options and trial and error
I agree with Iain, practice makes perfect. Split your route into four or five sections and practice them at least a couple of times before attempting the big one. Your practice should be at the actual times. You will soon find out whether your theoretical timings are achievable or impossible, allowing you to tweak your route timings.

If you just want a completion, my advice would be to start at Heathrow T5 and end in the NW on the Met. If it is a fast time you want then start on the Met and finish at Heathrow but remember that it increases the risk that you miss your connection to Olympia (there are only two evening trains) and don't complete.

Good luck.
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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by Iain » 27 Feb 2017, 18:42

...or if you make the attempt during the Ideal Home Expo then there might be some other options
Full Network: Three completions, Best time: 17:18:18 - thanks Glen, Andrew and Rhys!
Former DLR 45 station record holder (with Glen, Andi and Stevo) - 2h:08m:57s
All lines: 46:11 (6th equal)
Zone One 2:52:51 (thanks Glen)

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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by FelixJ20000 » 27 Feb 2017, 20:20

Iain wrote:...or if you make the attempt during the Ideal Home Expo then there might be some other options
As ideal as that would be, educationing means I have a limited schedule. But I have managed to cut 20 mins...

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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by quisquidillius » 27 Feb 2017, 20:50

What is the 'doubleup' column going to be for?

I really like how this route has taken shape! What I find especially clever is how you've done Olympia and the bits near it (I hadn't thought about doing Holland Park that way).
Zone 1 Challenge (Olympics 2016): 3:44:31.67 - we were very unlucky indeed!
South London Challenge (Summer 2016): 1:58:40 - going to try again soon!
All Lines Challenge (August 2016): 44:38 - happy with this ... For now!

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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by FelixJ20000 » 27 Feb 2017, 21:07

quisquidillius wrote:What is the 'doubleup' column going to be for?

I really like how this route has taken shape! What I find especially clever is how you've done Olympia and the bits near it (I hadn't thought about doing Holland Park that way).
Counting on each section how many route pieces (bits between stations) I have already covered in that bit - you'll see

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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by FelixJ20000 » 27 Feb 2017, 22:42

More work is to be done to bring that time down!

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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by dstock17 » 27 Feb 2017, 23:44

there are better nw corner than 83 mins saving u time
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Re: RE: Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by FelixJ20000 » 28 Feb 2017, 06:58

dstock17 wrote:there are better nw corner than 83 mins saving u time
Oh?

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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by Iain » 28 Feb 2017, 08:18

Yes - the downside is that a later start means less time to finish
Full Network: Three completions, Best time: 17:18:18 - thanks Glen, Andrew and Rhys!
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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by Nigel » 28 Feb 2017, 08:39

Iain wrote:...or if you make the attempt during the Ideal Home Expo then there might be some other options
I'm not sure they are running Olympia services for any exhibitions any more. At the Horse Show just before Christmas (which coincided this time with the London Chess Classic (so I was going to Olympia every day that week)), they seemed to be running a 'replacement bus service' on weekdays.

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Re: I wanna do a full network

Post by FelixJ20000 » 28 Feb 2017, 09:17

Nigel wrote:
Iain wrote:...or if you make the attempt during the Ideal Home Expo then there might be some other options
I'm not sure they are running Olympia services for any exhibitions any more. At the Horse Show just before Christmas (which coincided this time with the London Chess Classic (so I was going to Olympia every day that week)), they seemed to be running a 'replacement bus service' on weekdays.
Can't they just kill it already?

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