Top Times: Zone 1 Challenge

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Re: Top Times: Zone 1 Challenge

Post by alexmcmotor » 19 Jun 2015, 20:01

I have 3 new times from a Zone 1 Race I organised with my friends on Wednesday. We started at a station picked out of a hat (which was Bank) and set off after 15 minutes of planning time. Turns out my team won by quite a margin.

All done on 17/06/15:

03:12:53 Alex Kneller, Juan Luis Bradley & Ayodeji Akintunde

04:00:40 Rob Arrow, Jonathan Rawlinson & John Bate

04:13:20 Sam Ling, Megan Brown & Adem Bayraktar
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Re: Top Times: Zone 1 Challenge

Post by tangy » 27 Jan 2016, 20:02

We have a new Zone 1 target to beat.

Well done to Clive Burgess (aka tufnellpark) who has completed the Zone 1 challenge in 02:36:30, thus becoming the new Zone 1 record holder.

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Re: Top Times: Zone 1 Challenge

Post by Going Underground » 05 Jun 2017, 16:08

We have some top times to add from Z1 day and the adjusted one for Damian Cook, Matthew Cook and Kevin Brown is 2:52:42 with the reset done at Euston

Thanks :)
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Re: Top Times: Zone 1 Challenge

Post by DrainBrain » 21 Jun 2017, 16:52

On Zone 1 day I was late and didn't get to the start station, but I did my own Zone 1 challenge.

Here's the time and route for inclusion in the Top Times list:

Time: 3h 05m 51s

Bond Street :arrow: Queensway :arrow: run to Bayswater :arrow: Earl's Court :arrow: Russell Square :arrow: Holborn :arrow: Bank :arrow: Moorgate :arrow: Euston :arrow: Waterloo :arrow: London Bridge :arrow: Elephant & Castle :arrow: Paddington (Bak) :arrow: run to Paddington (H&C) :arrow: Aldgate :arrow: run to Aldgate East (in torrential rain) :arrow: Sloane Square :arrow: Victoria :arrow: Vauxhall

This was on Friday 2 June 2017. I think the other Zone 1 Challenge 2017 times in the list have the wrong date against them.
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Re: Top Times: Zone 1 Challenge

Post by RJSRdg » 21 Jun 2017, 21:05

That's a very neat route!

Also helped by having the Queensway/Bayswater change at the beginning so you can time the first train to tie up nicely with the every 10 minute District Line service.
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Re: Top Times: Zone 1 Challenge

Post by DrainBrain » 21 Jun 2017, 22:12

RJSRdg wrote:
21 Jun 2017, 21:05
Also helped by having the Queensway/Bayswater change at the beginning so you can time the first train to tie up nicely with the every 10 minute District Line service.
Yes you could, although for this attempt I started on the first train after 1pm in line with the Z1 Challenge.
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Re: Top Times: Zone 1 Challenge

Post by RJSRdg » 21 Jun 2017, 23:09

How did that connection work out for you? If it was timed correctly, might there be a sub- 3 hour time on the cards?
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Re: Top Times: Zone 1 Challenge

Post by DrainBrain » 23 Jun 2017, 08:06

You could save maybe two or three minutes on the first connection. You could save a lot more by running.

The only proper running I did was between the Aldgates because of the rain.
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