Yes absolute disgrace from GWR - I was unwell this day but came out to support along with Beer Baron and you seemed to cruise around - even though I recall you had to mess around coming down to do Cannon Street before 2100 closure as well, which wasn't optimum for the route..Soup Dragon wrote: ↑22 Apr 2020, 14:58Having a bit of a Lockdown clearout and I've come across our full Journey Log for this attempt on 29/12/2007.
We started at Amersham at 05:28:12 and finished at Heathrow T123 at 22:59:03, giving us a time of 17h30m51s.
It still annoys me a great deal that GWR refused to confirm this as the world record. The reasons they gave were as follows....
1) That not all stations are open on the weekend.... WRONG, all stations were open, so it was a valid attempt.
2) An attempt on a Saturday is not valid..... WRONG, they had already given us authority to attempt if all stations were open.
3) It would be unfair to the current holders if they allowed us the record.... WRONG, we were the current holders.
Had the attempt been validated it would have resulted in three consecutive record attempts.
Put this in the same draw as another 3 attempts that could also easily attained GWR's
- Driver taking comfort break at T4 - green signal showing for ages and time we finally left missed the train at T123
- Signal failure fairly late on in the day on Viccie line near Pimilico when ahead of GWR pace
- "Ill at Oakwood" - Starkey not feeling well when in the Clapham area on Northern Line, we pressed on until he virtually collapsed and we covered him with jackets on bench on platform at Oakwood and phoned his dad to come and take him home - again we were ahead of GWR pace quite late in the day
We all watched "Tube 10" the other night, which was the disastrous Tube Olympics attempt on a scorching hot day where everything went wrong
Dr Who + Beer Baron said they would be up for another attempt with all the Browns