Really my fault that one. Despite a gaggle of tube challengers running up a particular road towards Waterloo, I failed to follow them, went a different way and by then Westminster was a reasonable alternative.leamfarrar wrote:Like the majority of people, we headed towards Southwark and then doubled back to London Bridge, to head down to Northern Line towards Elephant & Castle. Things were fine until we hit Lambeth North when we were delayed, so most people got out and legged it towards Waterloo. I got lost at a set of traffic lights and met up with Nick, and we joined forces there and decided to run to Westminster, as we weren't sure where Waterloo's entrance was.
Going to Highbury & Islington during a Zone 1 Challenge could have been quite an achievement.leamfarrar wrote:We changed again at Leicester Square for the run up to Kings Cross St. Pancras, where we made the dash again to the Victoria Line (and my first error) to be able to get Euston. My error was that I ended up on the Northbound platform instead of the Southbound platform at Kings Cross St. Pancras. My head saw a train, so I ran for it.
We'd already been to Green Park, so if we had been at HPC (we weren't) and if the expected delay had been long (it wasn't) then running to Piccadilly Circus seemed viable.leamfarrar wrote:We reached Knightsbridge and got held there for a few minutes because of a train issue all the way up at Manor House. Nick started thinking of getting out at Hyde Park Corner and running to Green Park to go a different way for the set of stations we needed, but the train started moving so we stuck it out and went through to Piccadilly Circus for the change to the Bakerloo, which by now was running fine.
I've been to Embankment hundreds of times. I've never previously gone up those stairs.leamfarrar wrote:We went through to Waterloo, and then doubled back to Embankment, where we dashed up the spiral stairs and then up another set of stairs to the District platforms, to find that a District train to Aldgate East was the next one.
My app for door positions says 1 or 6 for Aldgate East, which is correct if all you want to do is get out of the station. If, however, you want to run to Aldgate...leamfarrar wrote:Reaching Aldgate East, the plan was to run to Aldgate, since the next service on the other platform was a District line and not a H&C. The error was that Nick got into the wrong carriage, and I followed and we ended up at the wrong end of Aldgate East station, so a run of the whole station and then the normal section (all above ground) was needing to be done.
My slowest time in three attempts. Ah well, we can blame the Bakerloo line for that. Edgware Road (District & Circle) seems an unusual place to finish.leamfarrar wrote:My legs were truly gone by this time, but then we got onto a Bakerloo line train for the trip to Paddington (Bakerloo). A mad dash once again through to Paddington (H&C/Circle) and we had 3mins to rest before our last train to Edgware Road (District & Circle). It was a long day, but we made it through with a final time of 3hr 37min 55sec.