Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

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Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by Going Underground » 20 Oct 2019, 15:03

The annual visit of all "Parks" tube stations with the usual external photo needed...
Starting station; Chiswick Park
Starting window; 0900-1100
Pre challenge parkrun; Gunnersbury (others are available)
Post challenge meet up - Prince William Henry, Southwark - tables and darts board booked for 1830-1900
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by dstock17 » 23 Oct 2019, 09:46

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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by Going Underground » 23 Oct 2019, 12:06

dstock17 wrote:
23 Oct 2019, 09:46
I love groups on Facebook such stuffy admin
No need for it was there really :roll:
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by DrainBrain » 23 Oct 2019, 16:17

I thought 14th December was R15 round 3 day: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3563, and that the Park Challenge was going to move to January to avoid Winter Wonderland.
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by greatkingrat » 23 Oct 2019, 19:20

That was the original plan but there will no suitable weekends in January without any engineering work.
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by EastActionWoman » 01 Nov 2019, 13:54

I now have the added challenge of going to a panto at 18.00 ... in Hammersmith. This is going to be an "interesting" route.

Edit: Hm, can I start earlier than 10.00, or just accept I won't do all the stations?
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Post by Going Underground » 01 Nov 2019, 19:46

EastActionWoman wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 13:54
I now have the added challenge of going to a panto at 18.00 ... in Hammersmith. This is going to be an "interesting" route.

Edit: Hm, can I start earlier than 10.00, or just accept I won't do all the stations?
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No go for it start earlier if you like, no problem at all :D It's more not starting after 11:00 that's the issue as canthen make it very late collating all the results - will pm you my mobile number so you can text time + finish station
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by Steeevooo » 01 Nov 2019, 22:20

It doesn't affect me in any way as I won't be doing it this year, but I'm intrigued by your message Kev - are you implying that all the previous years starting windows have not been a window but only a "latest starting time"? If so then that really opens a can of worms in terms of how challengers could potentially have started earlier than the "window" for their own time again (or additional pub time...) especially from potentially more favourable starting locations that Chiswick Park.

Playing more Devils Advocate than anything else...

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Post by Going Underground » 01 Nov 2019, 22:46

Steeevooo wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 22:20
It doesn't affect me in any way as I won't be doing it this year, but I'm intrigued by your message Kev - are you implying that all the previous years starting windows have not been a window but only a "latest starting time"? If so then that really opens a can of worms in terms of how challengers could potentially have started earlier than the "window" for their own time again (or additional pub time...) especially from potentially more favourable starting locations that Chiswick Park.

Playing more Devils Advocate than anything else...
Fair point Steve - lets make it clear the starting window is 0900-1100 for everyone this year then - I think we have not always had 1000-1100 as the window anyway...In fact if I recall in the pre-parkrun days we all used to meet and start at the same time (give or take when you started watch and took first external photo) BTW sorry you cant make this year :(
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by EastActionWoman » 02 Nov 2019, 07:43

Going Underground wrote:
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lets make it clear the starting window is 0900-1100 for everyone this year
Thanks Kev ... still researching potential routes. Heading to Park Royal first and finishing at Ravenscourt Park is not a good option :lol:

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Post by RJSRdg » 02 Nov 2019, 20:11

I think for almost every starting point, Elm Park is likely the optimal finish, although others may disagree....
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by Going Underground » 03 Nov 2019, 14:07

RJSRdg wrote:
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I think for almost every starting point, Elm Park is likely the optimal finish, although others may disagree....
Except the two times we started from there :wink: The first year I finished at Moor as was meeting a couple of other challengers for a curry following parking recee for our first full network attempt... Also when we started at Newbury I cleared at Elm early in the day
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by dstock17 » 03 Nov 2019, 14:22

And some of us forget our teammates along the way 😅😅😅😅
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by RJSRdg » 03 Nov 2019, 17:36

Going Underground wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 14:07
RJSRdg wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 20:11
I think for almost every starting point, Elm Park is likely the optimal finish, although others may disagree....
Except the two times we started from there :wink: The first year I finished at Moor as was meeting a couple of other challengers for a curry following parking recee for our first full network attempt... Also when we started at Newbury I cleared at Elm early in the day
I did say almost! :wink: - Elm, Upton and Newbury starts are the exceptions.
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Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2019 - 14th December - Chiswick Park

Post by EastActionWoman » 03 Nov 2019, 19:02

My initial route would have finished at Elm Park. But now that I need to be at a 18.00 panto, that would mean finishing around 16.30 at Elm Park to have time to get back. Even starting at 9.00, I think that sort of pace is beyond me, so happy to take a bit longer and finish somewhere convenient for Hammersmith.

It's a good excuse to play with maps a bit longer too :D
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