Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by The Orange One » 28 Sep 2017, 13:05

Going Underground wrote:
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As for parkrun, the obvious answer to this question would be Wormwood Scrubs or South Oxhey - but I'll let the actual experts decide of course...
And they are both mud baths in the winter :lol: Suspect we may go somewhere else....
Hence why the experts ought to decide!
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by Elsie » 28 Sep 2017, 18:30

... and unlike last year, West Ham are away so it's only the shoppers at Stratford to contend with!
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Post by The Orange One » 28 Sep 2017, 19:05

Stratford, however, we only have to pass through. Finsbury Park on an Arsenal match day, hooray? Chelsea is also at home...
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by tangy » 28 Sep 2017, 20:04

The GOBLIN will also be out of action over this period. There is another block closure planned between 25th November 2017 and 14th January 2018.
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by The Orange One » 28 Sep 2017, 21:42

tangy wrote:
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The GOBLIN will also be out of action over this period. There is another block closure planned between 25th November 2017 and 14th January 2018.
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Finsbury Park on an Arsenal match day, hooray?
F**k.

We all change trains at Highbury and Islington, at Highbury and Islington, at Highbury and Islington...
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by RJSRdg » 28 Sep 2017, 22:30

However as everyone has to come out of the station to take the photo, they'll still have to battle the crowds anyway.

The trick is to time the visit either well before the start of the match, or while it is in progress.

Maybe the original suggestion of an FP start wasn't so bad after all!
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by greatkingrat » 28 Sep 2017, 23:22

Even before the match is fine, the station will be busy, but it will be easy enough to get out and take a picture if necessary. The busiest time is after the match, but hopefully everyone should have already visited it before 5pm.
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by Going Underground » 29 Sep 2017, 14:42

I would suggest Harrow parkrun, is that OK for those wishing to do one?
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by dstock17 » 29 Sep 2017, 16:21

that's good haven't done that one yet.

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Post by Going Underground » 29 Sep 2017, 17:00

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that's good haven't done that one yet.
Not far from HOTH then very easy to get to Stonebridge from there and course is all tarmac :)
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by The Orange One » 29 Sep 2017, 17:35

Going Underground wrote:
29 Sep 2017, 17:00
dstock17 wrote:
29 Sep 2017, 16:21
that's good haven't done that one yet.
Not far from HOTH then very easy to get to Stonebridge from there and course is all tarmac :)
Or the 183 bus (every 8 minutes or so) stops outside, takes you straight to Kenton in 8 minutes...
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by Elsie » 03 Oct 2017, 14:09

After a lot of deliberation, I'm coming down again for this. Couldn't get a cheap train until a tad later so I won't be at the start until about 10:40. Might not make it to the pub after (esp as it's miles from my planned finish) but I'll be texting my times to GU and Rich and post a link on here to all the station pictures.
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by dstock17 » 19 Oct 2017, 18:44

regarding the rules if for example u last connection was in to a park station would u stop watch at next station along?

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Post by Going Underground » 19 Oct 2017, 22:53

dstock17 wrote:
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regarding the rules if for example u last connection was in to a park station would u stop watch at next station along?
Yes
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2017 -16th Dec - Stonebridge Park

Post by A2 » 20 Oct 2017, 23:38

I'm up for this. Might even plan a route further in advance than on the train in to London this year. See you all (or at least some of you maybe) at Stonebridge Park on the 16th.
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