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Post by Root » 05 Jul 2006, 15:36

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Post by gasman » 05 Jul 2006, 17:46

Matt Westcott, actually (see what I did with that domain name?).

And no, it must never be spoken of on these forums ever again. Oh well, go on, since you asked nicely.

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Post by Root » 06 Jul 2006, 13:47

Thanks - edited.
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Post by Root » 19 Jul 2006, 15:35

Added the times from the Tube Challenge Day. Tangy and Starkey, could you please confirm your real names, if you would like them used in these tables? Starkey, I know you told me already, but I've forgotten.

Oh crap, I now hold the worst ever time for this Challenge...
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Post by gasman » 19 Jul 2006, 15:48

No you don't... as documented on the DLR Challenge thread, I set the anti-record of 2:17:52 last weekend. I assumed you were only going to put up the best time for each person here, but go ahead and add it if you want...

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Post by Root » 20 Jul 2006, 10:54

Sorry, must have missed that. As Anthony would say, "I see no reason not to include every time recorded for this Challenge". :)
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Post by tangy » 18 Sep 2006, 21:38

You have just been knocked off your perch Ollie- Team 365 did the DLR challenge earlier today and got an excellent time of 01:48:55.

This is now I believe the time to beat.

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Post by Starkey7 » 18 Sep 2006, 22:01

Congratulations Mark. You therefore join us in the exclusive group of Challenge Champions!

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Post by 43019 » 19 Sep 2006, 10:27

Arr, me says congrats on thee DLR result!

Now me needs to think of a way to beat it...
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Post by gasman » 05 Nov 2006, 21:19

I claim third place, with a time yesterday of 1:58:15. (The second place is Bunker65 with 1:55:21, a claim that seems to have ended up being overlooked in this list...)

This time I made a subtle tweak to my Beckton-to-KGV route which, on the face of it, introduces a pointless extra change but actually makes the timings fall into place juuust nicely. However, I made a classic lack-of-planning faux pas at Canning Town, where I arrived to see Jubilee line trains on both platforms - the first one was pulling away as I tore it down the escalator, and the second one (the correct one) I could have caught if only I hadn't spent an extra half second checking the displays. That may just have lost me 10 minutes off my time...

Slightly amusing incident after the attempt... as I was heading back from KGV, I stopped off at London City Airport to get a GPS reading (which I couldn't do during the challenge because the boxiness of the trains / metal canopies on the platforms / concrete monstrousness of the King George branch stations prevented me from getting any reception), and was approached by a smiling official-looking man with a Blackberry. Luckily he wasn't there to reprimand me for my suspicious behaviour, but instead he began "Hello, on behalf of Docklands Somethingorother I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions about your journey today?" (Poor bloke, I thought - the station was deserted, and I was probably the only person he'd met all day.) I had to interrupt him at that point: "Um, actually, you probably don't want to include me in your survey, or it'll really screw up your results - you see, the journey I'm making, is, er..."

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Post by Root » 28 Dec 2006, 12:29

If I do nothing else on this forum, I can at least keep this list up-to-date, seldom as that needs doing!
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Post by gasman » 01 Jan 2007, 22:02

Cheers for the update, but you appear to have put the 1:58:15 time down as Mark Hazel instead of me (Matt Westcott)...
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Post by Root » 26 Jan 2007, 22:00

Whoops - changed.
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Post by Soup Dragon » 30 May 2007, 12:28

Hi Ollie,
I just found this on Geofftech, some chap called Thomas Cairns claimed to have done the DLR on 2nd June 2005 in 1h 38m 18s.
Not really knowing the DLR that well has it changed much since 2005?
This time is 10 minutes quicker than anything else done since.

http://www.geofftech.co.uk/tubechalleng ... native.htm
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Post by tubeguru » 30 May 2007, 12:30

The "chap called Thomas Cairns" is tc on this forum by the way.

You will also find him hanging around a couple of well-subscribed rail forums.
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