Cannon Street Run 2015-All/As many ports poss. Fri 18th Sept

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Full Network on Friday 18th 2015 or Monday 19th 2016?

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We should commemorate this on the 10th Anniversary in 2015
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We should actually do the FNC on next weekday Talk Like a Pirate day in 2016
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Cannon Street Run 2015-All/As many ports poss. Fri 18th Sept

Post by Going Underground » 19 Sep 2013, 12:35

So it be every port on the 9 Seas, or visit as many as possible

Starting Port: Cannon Street
Voyage Start: Any time of the day as the tides be favourable

Ahoy shipmates, so that all can join the swaggering fun just get to Cannon Street when ye can for your voyage...
If ye cannot visit all the ports then just get booty from as many as possible, so ye can hoist the mainsail at dawn, mid-morning, afternoon or evening......

Arrrrrrrrrr...........
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Re: Cannon Street Run X (2015)

Post by The Orange One » 19 Sep 2013, 13:22

Has anyone ever done an overnight full network? I mean one where you catch trains until the final train of the day, then "tactical night bus use" comes into play (as Tangy says), then you start at your new starting place. I'm asking for three reasons:

1) Full networks starting at Cannon Street may not be completed before the last train of the day as Cannon Street is a Zone 1 station.

2) Cannon Street Runs are evening events (I believe) so a FNC completion will definitely not be possible before the last train of the day (unless I'm missing a trick that will rip the current record into shreds).

3) It's an interesting idea!

If you can explain away all my points (especially point 2), I will start researching a route immediately, and here's to shaving 10 hours off Andi's record.
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Re: Cannon Street Run X (2015)

Post by The Orange One » 19 Sep 2013, 13:23

Also should this definitely be in the Off Topic Chat?
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Re: Cannon Street Run X (2015)

Post by The Raven » 19 Sep 2013, 13:54

One problem is that the 19th September 2015 is a Saturday....
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Re: Cannon Street Run X (2015)

Post by Going Underground » 19 Sep 2013, 13:58

Sorry perhaps one of our kind modearators can move to Alternative chat....

Indeed all Cannon Street Runs have been evening events previously but that doesn't mean that they have to be in the future....
That is why you have 2 years notice and the idea is to treat this the same as any other full network that you would start at either Amersham, Chesham, T4 etc.....

A completion should easily be possible barring major problems....

Also with regard to the date The Cannon Street Run has not always been held on Talk Like a Pirate day anyway, so the ideal date would be Friday 18th Sept... 8)

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Re: Cannon Street Run X (2015)

Post by The Orange One » 19 Sep 2013, 14:14

Take the first District train through to West Kensington and then run to Kensington Olympia. I think pretty much everyone should do that.
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Re: Cannon Street Run X (2015)

Post by Going Underground » 19 Sep 2013, 16:00

The Orange One wrote:Take the first District train through to West Kensington and then run to Kensington Olympia. I think pretty much everyone should do that.

Yep I have already started route planning :lol:
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Re: Cannon Street Run X (2015)

Post by tractakid » 19 Sep 2013, 23:18

Hmm. My current thinking is that if I'm going to spend 17+ hours and invest in a full network I want it to be as optimal as it can be. Cannon Street will obviously not be optimal... But hey, 2 years is a long time away. Who knows what I will think then? I am expecting to be the record holder by at least 2 hours, obviously. In that case I may well attend. Or tube challenging may prove to be a passing phase and I will instead be cultivating my newfound interest in Chinese calligraphy.
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Re: Cannon Street Run X (2015)

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 20 Sep 2013, 09:25

The Orange One wrote:Has anyone ever done an overnight full network? I mean one where you catch trains until the final train of the day, then "tactical night bus use" comes into play (as Tangy says), then you start at your new starting place. I'm asking for three reasons:

1) Full networks starting at Cannon Street may not be completed before the last train of the day as Cannon Street is a Zone 1 station.

2) Cannon Street Runs are evening events (I believe) so a FNC completion will definitely not be possible before the last train of the day (unless I'm missing a trick that will rip the current record into shreds).

3) It's an interesting idea!

If you can explain away all my points (especially point 2), I will start researching a route immediately, and here's to shaving 10 hours off Andi's record.
Point 4 thats if i did hold the record which i dont!

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Re: Cannon Street Run X (2015)

Post by Going Underground » 25 Sep 2014, 12:18

Ahoy shipmates, please see the opening log and cast ye vote....

Past sailings have not always been on 19th Sept; 2011 was 29th, 2010 was 20th Oct :shock: , 2009 24th Sept, 2008 20th Sept....
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Re: Cannon Street Run 2015-All/As many ports poss. Fri 18th

Post by Going Underground » 12 Oct 2014, 19:58

Avast me hearties opening log entry and title amended after ye vote be over...
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Re: Cannon Street Run 2015-All/As many ports poss. Fri 18th

Post by DrainBrain » 12 Sep 2015, 22:29

So who of ye is coming to this, me mateys?

(OK, after Southsea parkrun too, that's enough pirates.)

My rough plan is to stay over somewhere fairly central Thursday and Friday night.

On Friday I'm holding short of an FNC, but going for a fairly leisurely route to visit well over 200 LU stations, starting at about 7am from Cannon Street.

Then on Saturday morning I'm up for a parkrun somewhere, before I check out of the hotel and head home.
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Re: Cannon Street Run 2015-All/As many ports poss. Fri 18th

Post by Going Underground » 12 Sep 2015, 22:46

Able seamen that be setting sail, avast yee!!

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Re: Cannon Street Run 2015-All/As many ports poss. Fri 18th

Post by Going Underground » 14 Sep 2015, 12:15

The would famous Swedish Pirate, Hakan is attending :D
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Re: Cannon Street Run 2015-All/As many ports poss. Fri 18th

Post by Going Underground » 15 Sep 2015, 15:00

Ahoy me hearties!!!!

Here be my proposed sailing schedule;
Sail from Cannon Street 0540
Dock at Pimlico 2358

Estimated length of voyage 18hrs 8mins

Avast yee!!!!!!
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