Triple Crown Day - 12th August

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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by RJSRdg » 11 Aug 2017, 08:15

A2 wrote:
10 Aug 2017, 21:15
Does anyone have a definitive "Bottle" map please? I'm pretty sure I've got it right, but I want to be sure before I try to enact a fatally flawed plan!
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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by Elsie » 11 Aug 2017, 11:14

I hope everyone is OK after this ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40897094 ... and nothing like it happens tomorrow!

On the plus side, the weather looks to be nice for the day. I got rather wet when I did my test runs 3 weeks ago!
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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by ITFCShirts » 11 Aug 2017, 16:24

It certainly was a great day to be attempting a NW corner test run, coming down the Bakerloo line at 10am :roll: :roll: :roll: .... but maybe better than my normal commute which gets off at Oxford Circus Victoria line....

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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by The Orange One » 11 Aug 2017, 19:39

Well, pretty much at the very last moment I've decided to give this a bash. Have what I believe to be a fairly decent route, and I wonder if I'll be seeing any of you at the starting station...
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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by Going Underground » 11 Aug 2017, 20:59

The Orange One wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 19:39
Well, pretty much at the very last moment I've decided to give this a bash. Have what I believe to be a fairly decent route, and I wonder if I'll be seeing any of you at the starting station...
Indeed who knows, quite exciting :)
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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by Elsie » 11 Aug 2017, 21:03

Hang on ... there is a starting station now?!
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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by Going Underground » 11 Aug 2017, 21:07

Elsie wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 21:03
Hang on ... there is a starting station now?!
There sure is, anyone of around a few dozen or so :wink:
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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by Elsie » 11 Aug 2017, 21:11

Going Underground wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 21:07
Elsie wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 21:03
Hang on ... there is a starting station now?!
There sure is, anyone of around a few dozen or so :wink:
Grrr ... 😜😜😜😜
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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by RJSRdg » 11 Aug 2017, 22:24

Going Underground wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 21:07
Elsie wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 21:03
Hang on ... there is a starting station now?!
There sure is, anyone of around a few dozen or so :wink:
Ten dozen, to be precise, though a fair number of those are pretty stupid places to start! (Nobody's going to start at say Gallion's Reach or Dundonald Road...)
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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by roblo97 » 11 Aug 2017, 23:05

Looking forward to todays challenge now that I am back in the UK. I also have a route sorted and it is the slower of the 2 routes on paper but should still come in at under 7 hours. A lot of printing off may be needed to say the least as I may get lost at some point!
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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by DrainBrain » 12 Aug 2017, 04:21

Last minute decision to give this a go, including parkrun.

Will have to wing it on the route planning. :)
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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by michael_churchill » 12 Aug 2017, 07:19

Have a great day. I especially hope you enjoy the suburban delights of New Addington and, depending on route, South Norwood Country Park.

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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by The Orange One » 12 Aug 2017, 09:18

Unexpected dilemma: How to get to Wimbledon when trains through there are not stopping at Vauxhall...
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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by michael_churchill » 12 Aug 2017, 11:17

Report from Stratford/ IAAF worlds... Now that there is only Decathlon going on for the rest of the morning, many appear to be leaving.

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Re: Triple Crown Day - 12th August

Post by al » 12 Aug 2017, 12:15

All I can say is: Bloody Trams :x
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