Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by michael_churchill » 05 Nov 2016, 20:57

RJSRdg wrote:What about SWT from Portsmouth via Guildford?
It's any train that passes through Basingstoke which that doesn't?

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 05 Nov 2016, 23:33

another plain example why this championship has gone downhill people in London can't react to unknown circumstances

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by RJSRdg » 06 Nov 2016, 00:06

michael_churchill wrote:
RJSRdg wrote:What about SWT from Portsmouth via Guildford?
It's any train that passes through Basingstoke which that doesn't?
Which was my point - I understood you were looking for a route from the South Coast to London which didn't involve either going via Basingstoke or going on Southern (the Brighton line and the Arun Valley line).
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by The Orange One » 06 Nov 2016, 08:48

michael_churchill wrote:For the information of others who would be coming from the south coast or the south-west, there is engineering works around Basingstoke that weekend!
You can question my commitment if you like, but if it involves 40 minutes on a replacement bus (between Winchester and Basingstoke) or relying on Southern to get me to Victoria, sorry, I'm going to give it a miss.
...erm, quick Realtime Trains check shows Weymouth - Waterloo trains are diverted from Southampton Central via Fareham, Havant and Guildford before resuming line of route at Woking. For example, the 0930 from Southampton Central to Waterloo arrives at Clapham Junction at 1125.
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by Going Underground » 06 Nov 2016, 15:43

palkanetoijala31 wrote:another plain example why this championship has gone downhill people in London can't react to unknown circumstances
Eh :? :? :? :? :?
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by michael_churchill » 06 Nov 2016, 16:15

RJSRdg wrote:
michael_churchill wrote:
RJSRdg wrote:What about SWT from Portsmouth via Guildford?
It's any train that passes through Basingstoke which that doesn't?
Which was my point - I understood you were looking for a route from the South Coast to London which didn't involve either going via Basingstoke or going on Southern (the Brighton line and the Arun Valley line).
But as my profile shows, I'm from Southampton. Who knows what might befall me catching a train in Portsmouth. :P

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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 06 Nov 2016, 17:01

Going Underground wrote:
palkanetoijala31 wrote:another plain example why this championship has gone downhill people in London can't react to unknown circumstances
Eh :? :? :? :? :?
I meant the engineering works usually are planned far in advance hence if the Tosa gave us more time we be able to get cheap accommodation if unable to work around rail disruptions.

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by RJSRdg » 06 Nov 2016, 17:08

Though to be fair, in this case it was always going to be more likely than not that this particular round was going to be the day after the Children in Need Run - I think the dates for the first two rounds were announced back in September.
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Post by Going Underground » 06 Nov 2016, 18:02

The R15 in Nov is always after CiN so this date is pretty much fixed...and 31st July this was confirmed that is plenty of time really...
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by greatkingrat » 06 Nov 2016, 21:37

palkanetoijala31 wrote:
Going Underground wrote:
palkanetoijala31 wrote:another plain example why this championship has gone downhill people in London can't react to unknown circumstances
Eh :? :? :? :? :?
I meant the engineering works usually are planned far in advance hence if the Tosa gave us more time we be able to get cheap accommodation if unable to work around rail disruptions.
I think you are just looking for an excuse to moan. As has already been said there are still direct trains from Southampton and Bournemouth that weekend via a different route.

Engineering work is only confirmed 12 weeks beforehand, which would have been the end of August, four weeks after the date was announced!
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by michael_churchill » 07 Nov 2016, 22:30

greatkingrat wrote:I think you are just looking for an excuse to moan.
Andi? Surely not! :P

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by michael_churchill » 08 Nov 2016, 10:01

michael_churchill wrote:
greatkingrat wrote:I think you are just looking for an excuse to moan.
Andi(full name and nationality withheld)? Surely not! :P
Sorry, fixed it.

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by nozzacook » 11 Nov 2016, 02:37

The Orange One wrote:Attending

R15 - GU, xcooler123, The Orange One

parkrun
Canons Park - tractakid
Beckenham Place - GU
Finsbury Park - xcooler123

Spoons
(near) Canons Park

Spoons
Beckenham Place
The Richmal Crompton, Bromley South - GU

If I can suggest for the Canons Park Spoons - the JJ Moon, next to Kingsbury Station?
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by DrainBrain » 12 Nov 2016, 07:52

Attending

R15 - GU, xcooler123, The Orange One, nozzacook, DrainBrain

parkrun
Canons Park - tractakid
Beckenham Place - GU, nozzacook
Finsbury Park - xcooler123

Spoons
(near) Canons Park

Spoons
Beckenham Place
The Richmal Crompton, Bromley South - GU, nozzacook, DrainBrain (but not parkrun :( )

GU suggests for the Canons Park Spoons - the JJ Moon, next to Kingsbury Station?
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2016/17: Round 2

Post by mrredrunner100 » 13 Nov 2016, 16:20

i wont be able to make this one as im on a cub camp with the pack i help out with
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