Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

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Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by tangy » 22 Aug 2018, 07:36

Avast me hearties, with a month to go time to hoist the mainsail and get this vessel this back onto the choppy waters...SQUAWK!

Hello and welcome to the 2018/19 Random 15 Championship. I am your host (commonly known to regulars as the BERC when I am hosting Random 15 challenges). The Random 15 Challenge is just that, visit 15 randomly selected stations that feature on the Tube Map and/or London Connections Map (usually within zones 1-2 and using the Underground network only). There will be certain rounds within the championship that are a variation of this such as adding an extra zone/s or network/s e.g. DLR, National Rail onto the challenge and these are known as "twist" rounds.

The rules of the Random 15 Challenge are unchanged from last season but if anyone is not familiar with these (or how the scoring works), they can be read here: http://www.explorerticket.co.uk/tubecha ... 5rules.htm

A new season beckons, so we all start afresh. All league table points are reset to zero.

Normally, round 1 is the Champion's Twist, however due to the annual Cannon Street Run (Talk Like a Pirate Day) being a Random 15 this year and to avoid having two Random 15s within days of each other, we have decided that this random 15 will combine the two events. Therefore the Champion's Twist will be deferred to round 2.

When: Saturday 22nd September 2018 12:30 UK local time.
Pre-Challenge meet up point: Cannon Street (of course)
Post challenge meet up point: The Bricklayers Arms pub, Gresse Street (off TCR, the road).
Variant: Normal round. 15 London Underground stations within zones 1 and 2 only.
Time limit for completing: Normal round, 4 hour time limit.

Closures affecting the challenge:
--Currently there is NO scheduled engineering work planned on any TfL rail mode of transport.

Other engineering work that may affect you:
--West Anglia: No trains via Tottenham Hale (diversions via Seven Sisters).
--South Eastern: No trains via Bexleyheath, reduced service London Bridge- Lewisham.

All welcome, Please advise me if you are attending. Thank you.

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by Going Underground » 22 Aug 2018, 11:23

Ahoy shipmates and shiver me timbers...... Arrrr!!!

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parrrrrrkrun @ ?? : GU
Spoons @ ?? : GU
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by xcooler123 » 23 Aug 2018, 16:01

Arrr i be setting sail at high tide

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by michael_churchill » 24 Aug 2018, 10:19

Sailing the choppy waters: GU, xcooler123, michael_churchill
parrrrrrkrun @ ?? : GU, xcooler123
Spoons @ ?? : GU, xcooler123

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by RJSRdg » 24 Aug 2018, 13:49

michael_churchill wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 10:19
Sailing the choppy waters: GU, xcooler123, michael_churchill, RJSRdg
parrrrrrkrun @ ?? : GU, xcooler123
Spoons @ ?? : GU, xcooler123
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by dstock17 » 25 Aug 2018, 04:17

Depending on daz involvement maybe the 1st round I have attended in 3 years our park run will be mile end in morning.

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by roblo97 » 27 Aug 2018, 23:05

Sailing the choppy waters: GU, xcooler123, michael_churchill, RJSRdg, roblo97
parrrrrrkrun @ ?? : GU, xcooler123
Spoons @ ?? : GU, xcooler123, roblo97
R15 PB: 2:23.23
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by tractakid » 29 Aug 2018, 11:08

Sailing the choppy waters: GU, xcooler123, michael_churchill, RJSRdg, roblo97, tractakid
parrrrrrkrun @ ?? : GU, xcooler123, tractakid
Spoons @ ?? : GU, xcooler123, roblo97, tractakid

Bexley parkrun?
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by nozzacook » 04 Sep 2018, 20:12

Sailing the choppy waters: GU, xcooler123, michael_churchill, RJSRdg, roblo97, tractakid, nozzacook & nozza jnr.
parrrrrrkrun @ ?? : GU, xcooler123, tractakid, nozzacook & nozza jnr
Spoons @ ?? : GU, xcooler123, roblo97, tractakid, nozzacook & nozza jnr

Bexley parkrun?

Bexleyheath has rail replacement bus that weekend so Bexley parkrun not easy to get to without lots of changes.
TfL reckon 1h. 33 mins travel from Padd.
26 miles 385yards in 4h 14m 40s.

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by dstock17 » 05 Sep 2018, 06:36

As said before 3 of us are going to Mile end that be well easy to make cannon St from.

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by nozzacook » 05 Sep 2018, 07:25

dstock17 wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 06:36
As said before 3 of us are going to Mile end that be well easy to make cannon St from.
You said you and Daz may attend and go Mile End. I’ve done that one three times so will probably look for one I’ve not done before.
26 miles 385yards in 4h 14m 40s.

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by michael_churchill » 05 Sep 2018, 08:09

Not sure if I've asked this before, apologies if I have. It won't make a lot of difference anyway...

Is Cannon Street one of the 15 or is it just a ceremonial starting point and not automatically one of the 15 (although it randomly could be)?

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by The Orange One » 05 Sep 2018, 20:21

michael_churchill wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 08:09
Not sure if I've asked this before, apologies if I have. It won't make a lot of difference anyway...

Is Cannon Street one of the 15 or is it just a ceremonial starting point and not automatically one of the 15 (although it randomly could be)?
Cannon Street, I believe, is one of the 15.

Recommendation for parkrun from person who doesn't do them - Foots Cray Meadows with The Tailor's Chalk Sidcup as spoons? It's silly to do an R15 from Cannon Street and then a parkrun from somewhere without a rail connection into Cannon Street...
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by Going Underground » 06 Sep 2018, 08:19

michael_churchill wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 08:09
Not sure if I've asked this before, apologies if I have. It won't make a lot of difference anyway...

Is Cannon Street one of the 15 or is it just a ceremonial starting point and not automatically one of the 15 (although it randomly could be)?
Avast me hearties, as this be doubling as The Cannon Street Run/Talk like a Pirate Day then yee MUST set sail from there, no looking around the coves for calmer waters or I be clapping you in irons, so I wll Arrrrrr!!
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by Going Underground » 06 Sep 2018, 10:44

Sailing the choppy waters: GU, xcooler123, michael_churchill, RJSRdg, roblo97, tractakid, nozzacook & nozza jnr.
parrrrrrkrun @ ?? : GU = Peckham Rye, xcooler123, tractakid, nozzacook & nozza jnr
Spoons @ ?? : GU = The Kentish Drovers, xcooler123, roblo97, tractakid, nozzacook & nozza jnr

Bexley parkrun?

Bexleyheath has rail replacement bus that weekend so Bexley parkrun not easy to get to without lots of changes.
TfL reckon 1h. 33 mins travel from Padd.

Ahoy shipmates... I be planning my parrrrrkrun raid at Peckham Rye then grog at Ye Kentish Drovers....
Should be an easy and safe passage to the port o Cannon Street from there but I know that many of yee scurvy dawgs have sailed in these waters before and may want a different and possibly more hazardous passage??? Arrrr shiver me timberrrrrs........
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