Snake Challenge - The Return

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Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by The Orange One » 08 Sep 2019, 23:05

I was thinking it's about time the challenge that's been on hiatus longest ought to return... so I thought let's organise an event for it.

Start point: Epping
Finish point: Heathrow Terminal 5
Date: Saturday 9th November 2019
Time: tbc but likely first teams depart about 11 - I believe there's a handy Roding Valley parkrun nearby for the parkrun inclined? Teams depart every 20 minutes to coincide with loop trains.
Post Challenge Meet: Either The Green Man (Hatton X) or something else as otherwise advised...

Route: Epping :arrow: Woodford :arrow: Stratford via Hainault :arrow: Waterloo :arrow: Elephant and Castle :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: Victoria :arrow: Mile End :arrow: Liverpool Street via Bethnal Greem :arrow: Moorgate :arrow: Bank :arrow: Holborn :arrow: Leicester Square :arrow: Charing Cross :arrow: Oxford Circus :arrow: Tottenham Court Road :arrow: Euston/Warren Street :arrow: King's Cross St. Pancras :arrow: Baker Street :arrow: Wembley Park via Jubilee :arrow: Rayners Lane :arrow: Ealing Common :arrow: Ealing Broadway :arrow: Bond Street :arrow: Green Park :arrow: South Kensington/Gloucester Road :arrow: High Street Kensington :arrow: Earl's Court :arrow: Acton Town via District :arrow: Heathrow Terminals 2&3 via Heathrow Terminal 4 :arrow: Heathrow Terminal 5

Anyone?
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by xcooler123 » 09 Sep 2019, 06:56

Parkrun - Raphael: xcooler123
Snake Challenge: xcooler123
Post-challenge - The Green Man, Hatton X (TBC): xcooler123

Without having to trawl back through the pages myself, can anyone advise how long this is likely to take?
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by roblo97 » 09 Sep 2019, 11:12

Parkrun - Roding Valley: xcooler123
Snake Challenge: xcooler123, roblo97
Post-challenge - The Green Man, Hatton X (TBC): xcooler123, roblo97
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by DrainBrain » 09 Sep 2019, 20:38

xcooler123 wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 06:56
Without having to trawl back through the pages myself, can anyone advise how long this is likely to take?
About 6 and a half hours:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1366&p=28596&hilit=snake#p28316

I'm interested, but won't be able to confirm until nearer the time.
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by Going Underground » 10 Sep 2019, 11:07

Same as Nick for me - it will be FA Cup 1st round day so depends who Exeter draw and what day the game is on...
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by nozzacook » 11 Sep 2019, 10:15

Sorry not going to make it as R15 is the week after. And can’t come up for both. Which is a shame as it’s a fun challenge.

I think I still have the fastest time @ 5 hours 55 mins set 01/09/2006 as part of tubefest.
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by Going Underground » 11 Sep 2019, 11:22

BTW if I can make this I will probably do Raphael parkrun for 3 reasons...
1) It's one of the 5 I have left to do in "Londone"
2) All tarmac course whereas Roding Valley is mainly grass and we are moving into "mud" season by then
3) Already done Roding Valley twice

So once I know for sure if I can make it anyone else is welcome to join me at Raphael (1018 TFL rail from Romford gets you to Epping for 1113)
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by xcooler123 » 11 Sep 2019, 14:17

Going Underground wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 11:22
BTW if I can make this I will probably do Raphael parkrun for 3 reasons...
1) It's one of the 5 I have left to do in "Londone"
2) All tarmac course whereas Roding Valley is mainly grass and we are moving into "mud" season by then
3) Already done Roding Valley twice

So once I know for sure if I can make it anyone else is welcome to join me at Raphael (1018 TFL rail from Romford gets you to Epping for 1113)
I'm happy with this suggestion
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by xcooler123 » 11 Sep 2019, 14:18

Parkrun - Raphael: xcooler123
Snake Challenge: xcooler123, roblo97
Post-challenge - The Green Man, Hatton X (TBC): xcooler123, roblo97
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by EastActionWoman » 22 Sep 2019, 11:08

Parkrun - Raphael: xcooler123
Snake Challenge: xcooler123, roblo97, EastActionWoman
Post-challenge - The Green Man, Hatton X (TBC): xcooler123, roblo97, EastActionWoman(?)
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by dstock17 » 22 Sep 2019, 22:36

I actually would be tempted to do this as never done before I would not do Raphael though as been there done that Harlow just north of Epping would be my prefered parkrun. I be happy to team up with anyone as well 😁
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by Going Underground » 25 Sep 2019, 13:04

The Orange One wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 23:05
Tottenham Court Road :arrow: Euston/Warren Street :arrow: King's Cross St. Pancras
Just want to clarify that we don't need to change at Warren Street as haven't previously?
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by greatkingrat » 25 Sep 2019, 14:35

You can either do

1. Northern TCR to Warren Street, Vic Warren Street to KXSP
2. Northern TCR to Euston, Vic Euston to KXSP
3. Northern TCR to Euston, Northern Euston to KXSP

Same stations whichever way you go.
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by Going Underground » 25 Sep 2019, 14:41

greatkingrat wrote:
25 Sep 2019, 14:35
You can either do

1. Northern TCR to Warren Street, Vic Warren Street to KXSP
2. Northern TCR to Euston, Vic Euston to KXSP
3. Northern TCR to Euston, Northern Euston to KXSP

Same stations whichever way you go.
Ah OK makes sense thanks :)
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Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Post by A2 » 28 Sep 2019, 17:52

Very much a "maybe" on this one for me. Will make a decision closer to the time, but its a challenge / route that I haven't done previously so would be interested to do it.
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