Random 15 Round 4.5 - 29th March 2014

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Re: Random 15 Round 4.5 - 29th March 2014

Post by TC95 » 29 Mar 2014, 10:23

In case anyone sees this before we start today; "As I don't think I've met most of today's challengers before, I'll be the person wearing blue jeans, white t-shirt (with an A-Stock on the front), black coat and green baseball cap in the Circle and District lines' ticket hall ..."
London Overground: 1 10:28:25 with Lewis Nagle and Aubery Morandarte
Mouse: 4 1:27:58
Alphabet: 1 5:14:20
R15: 2 1:55:48 with Rhys Jackson and Rhys Benjamin
ALC: 3 0:54:30

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Re: Random 15 Round 4.5 - 29th March 2014

Post by The Orange One » 30 Mar 2014, 08:41

Well, I suppose I'd better get this down.

Stations were:
Victoria
Canada Water
Holland Park
Clapham Common
Euston
London Bridge
Kilburn
Tottenham Court Road
Earl's Court
Warren Street
Liverpool Street
West Hampstead
East Acton
Covent Garden
Parsons Green
Leicester Square
Farringdon
Kentish Town
Embankment
Brixton

Three challengers, placed:
3rd: Tom Cooling with 02:36:?? (finished Kilburn)
2nd: Andrew Baker with 02:23:?? (finished Brixton)
1st: The Orange One with 02:18:51 (finished East Acton)
All London buses: 23 hours 25 minutes (with Adham, David, Josh and Tangy)
Holds some alternative challenge records. Not sure which ones.
20½ Random 15 challenges: 01:58:48 best
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Re: Random 15 Round 4.5 - 29th March 2014

Post by The Orange One » 30 Mar 2014, 08:51

My route:

Victoria :arrow: Embankment :arrow: Charing Cross :arrow: Leicester Square :arrow: Holborn :arrow: Tottenham Court Road :arrow: Kentish Town :arrow: Camden Town :arrow: London Bridge :arrow: Bank :arrow: Liverpool Street :arrow: Finchley Road :arrow: Kilburn :arrow: Brondesbury :arrow: Shepherd's Bush :arrow: Holland Park :arrow: East Acton

I decided not to visit Clapham Common, Parsons Green, Earl's Court, Canada Water or Brixton.

I was accompanied by Tom Cooling as far as Euston (first pass through). Idiotically tried to use Thameslink at Kentish Town, and then heading back to the tube I just missed a Morden via Bank. Lovely Met ride, my LO train waited at Willesden Junction for five minutes and caught a Woodford via Hainault.
All London buses: 23 hours 25 minutes (with Adham, David, Josh and Tangy)
Holds some alternative challenge records. Not sure which ones.
20½ Random 15 challenges: 01:58:48 best
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Re: Random 15 Round 4.5 - 29th March 2014

Post by greatkingrat » 30 Mar 2014, 10:21

Had I been taking part I think I would have done

Victoria :arrow: Embankment :arrow: Charing Cross :arrow: Kennington :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: Brixton :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: London Bridge :arrow: Canada Water :arrow: Whitechapel :arrow: Euston Square :arrow: Warren Street :arrow: Leicester Square :arrow: Kings Cross :arrow: Kentish Town :arrow: West Hampstead :arrow: Kilburn

Missing out Parsons Green, Clapham Common, Earl's Court, East Acton and Holland Park.
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Re: Random 15 Round 4.5 - 29th March 2014

Post by TC95 » 30 Mar 2014, 19:44

My 2:36:35 route was:

Victoria :arrow: Embankment :arrow: Charing Cross Leicester Square :arrow: Holborn :arrow: Tottenham Court Road :arrow: Warren Street :arrow: King's Cross :arrow: Whitechapel :arrow: Canada Water :arrow: London Bridge :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: Brixton :arrow: Vauxhall :arrow: Clapham Junction :arrow: Shepherd's Bush :arrow: Holland Park :arrow: Notting Hill Gate :arrow: Paddington :arrow: Baker Street :arrow: Finchley Road :arrow: Kilburn


Despite not running, and being overtaken by the Orange One between Embankment and Charing Cross, we still managed to catch the same train. A combination of an LO train at West Brompton waiting an age to move without even opening its doors for some bizarre reason, and missing a train due to two pushchairs blocking the escalator at Notting Hill Gate set me back at least 10 minutes. This wasn't helped by no less than a 6 minute wait at London Bridge for a 4 minute service!! A glance at the countdown board on the southbound Northern line at London Bridge was very annoying:
1 Morden 6 mins
2 Morden 7 mins
3 Morden 9 mins


The best of the lot, travelling to the Bree Louise, the countdown at Finchley Road read, for southbound Metropolitan line services:
1 Baker Street 9 mins
2 Baker Street 12 mins
3 Aldgate 17 mins
:!: :!:


I chose to discard: Clapham Common, Earl's Court, East Acton, Kentish Town and Parsons Green
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London Overground: 1 10:28:25 with Lewis Nagle and Aubery Morandarte
Mouse: 4 1:27:58
Alphabet: 1 5:14:20
R15: 2 1:55:48 with Rhys Jackson and Rhys Benjamin
ALC: 3 0:54:30

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Re: Random 15 Round 4.5 - 29th March 2014

Post by DrainBrain » 31 Mar 2014, 08:14

TC95 wrote:My 2:36:35 route was:

... Clapham Junction :arrow: Shepherd's Bush ...

... A combination of an LO train at West Brompton ...
The Orange One wrote:Event Details
15 banned stations: ...West Brompton...

You may NOT visit a banned station by any mode of transport. If you do so, your result is invalidated. Remember, this includes both LU and LO! ...
Um...
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Re: Random 15 Round 4.5 - 29th March 2014

Post by TC95 » 31 Mar 2014, 08:25

DrainBrain wrote:
TC95 wrote:My 2:36:35 route was:

... Clapham Junction :arrow: Shepherd's Bush ...

... A combination of an LO train at West Brompton ...
The Orange One wrote:Event Details
15 banned stations: ...West Brompton...

You may NOT visit a banned station by any mode of transport. If you do so, your result is invalidated. Remember, this includes both LU and LO! ...
Um...
That rule was relaxed on the day...
London Overground: 1 10:28:25 with Lewis Nagle and Aubery Morandarte
Mouse: 4 1:27:58
Alphabet: 1 5:14:20
R15: 2 1:55:48 with Rhys Jackson and Rhys Benjamin
ALC: 3 0:54:30

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Re: Random 15 Round 4.5 - 29th March 2014

Post by The Orange One » 31 Mar 2014, 08:43

I chose to relax the rule to just LU.
All London buses: 23 hours 25 minutes (with Adham, David, Josh and Tangy)
Holds some alternative challenge records. Not sure which ones.
20½ Random 15 challenges: 01:58:48 best
That guy who runs those Twitter polls about tube stations and London Boroughs.

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Re: Random 15 Round 4.5 - 29th March 2014

Post by RJSRdg » 08 Jan 2017, 19:02

Had I done this, I would have gone:

Victoria > Embnakment > Charing X > Leicester Square > Holborn > TCR > Bank > London Bridge > Canada Water > Whitechapel > Euston Square > Warren Street > Kentish Town > West Hampstead > Kilburn > Finchley Road > Baker Street > Paddington (or Edgware Rd) > NHG > Holland Park
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Re: Random 15 Round 4.5 - 29th March 2014

Post by The Orange One » 29 Jan 2018, 10:03

Quick update: the pub we went to at the end of this impromptu round, the Bree Louise, is closing at the end of the month. It's a shame, it was a nice pub.
All London buses: 23 hours 25 minutes (with Adham, David, Josh and Tangy)
Holds some alternative challenge records. Not sure which ones.
20½ Random 15 challenges: 01:58:48 best
That guy who runs those Twitter polls about tube stations and London Boroughs.

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