Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2008 May 30:th 2008

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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2008 May 30:th 2008

Post by Root » 03 Jun 2008, 11:51

Oi... Steven K just needs to refine his technique a little bit, and he'll be world class ;)
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Post by Going Underground » 03 Jun 2008, 12:05

scrxisi wrote:I was aweome until drink set in! :)

I am awesome when drink sets in :wink:
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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2008 May 30:th 2008

Post by Perry Vale » 03 Jun 2008, 15:29

I call it the alcoholic window of opportunity - that all too brief moment when every double is hit, and the bull looks as big as big ben

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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2008 May 30:th 2008

Post by Going Underground » 04 Jun 2008, 09:17

Perry Vale wrote:I call it the alcoholic window of opportunity - that all too brief moment when every double is hit, and the bull looks as big as big ben
Then you go and have that one beer too many :roll:
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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2008 May 30:th 2008

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 05 Jun 2008, 08:10

Exactly i was drinking Stout on that night and couldnt play darts for toffee but last night after Eggheads I was supreme hitting one double after another.Me and Kevin beat Soup Dragon and Scxrisi 10-0 :D

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Some tips from the Railway Orienteers as to how not to come

Post by jbom1 » 09 Jun 2008, 23:09

Some tips from the Railway Orienteers as to how not to come last next year.

(1) There are roughly speaking three strategies for drawing up a route – the Håkan strategy of preparing an optimal route for every possible starting station; on-the-hoof doodling on a Tube map 10 minutes before the start; or the circular route. It’s just that not all circular routes are born equal and neither are all starting stations. Let’s just say that more prior research might have saved 20 minutes or so.

(2) If starting from a station you’ll visit more than once, do consider getting a likely long wait (e.g., H&C) out of the way first, before the clock starts. Southbound Victoria does not qualify.

(3) If no other Challengers are visible on your first platform it’s because they (i) Started before the appointed time without waiting for the 1pm meet-up; (ii) Have a better route than you; or (iii) Are at the other end of the train because they know the door position.

(4) Do note the exact time (for league table, not Z1CC, purposes) the first time you visit a station for the last time.

(5) If you have door positions, use them (maybe even write then on your route plan).

(6) When doubling back at St. Paul’s, do research where the westbound platform is – don’t go to both ends of the eastbound and still fail to find it (it’s actually tucked away one floor up).

(7) If you do the Praed Street-Bishop’s Road run (walk, actually) in that direction, don’t expect any useful information from the indicators or, even less, a train going in the correct direction any time soon.

(8) If you’re on the eastbound H&C needing to do both Aldgates, do look at the indicators to see how far behind the next Circle is. Otherwise, you risk a long wait at Aldgate.

(9) If you’ve travelled from Aldgate on a long-awaited clockwise Circle and need the westbound District running one minute behind, there are plenty of places to change – just hop onto the platform and then back onto the next train. It’s just that Gloucester Road isn’t one of them (oops) ...

(10) ... and if you do have to do an unexpected bridge run at Gloucester Road, don’t trip your daughter over whilst charging down the steps.

(11) If the 4 hours expires when you’re still on course for the slowest Zone 1 time in history, just go straight back to base, choosing a route that avoids your remaining stations. Otherwise ...

(12) ... if you do end up getting to your 64th station in a time as slow as, shall we say (entirely hypothetically) 4:14:01, just don’t tell anyone.

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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2008 May 30:th 2008

Post by Starkey7 » 10 Jun 2008, 00:27

Excellent advice! It was a pleasure to meet you on Friday.

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Re: Zone 1 Challenge Cup 2008 May 30:th 2008

Post by Going Underground » 10 Jun 2008, 07:03

Nice work John....... Great another face to a name now :D

Sorry didn't get a chance to say hello on the day........
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