Richie Firth does the Overground Challenge

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Richie Firth does the Overground Challenge

Post by tangy » 08 Dec 2019, 18:11

I had an email from Chris Skinner and Richie Firth "Travel Hacker" about an attempt for the Overground Challenge which he did in 10:41:00.

They made a series of podcasts about this attempt and how they hope to set a new world record. The interesting podcasts can be heard here:

Part 1: https://audioboom.com/posts/7419837-the ... -flapjacks
Part 2: https://audioboom.com/posts/7426616-the ... 2-pig-farm
Part 3: https://audioboom.com/posts/7432819-the ... ulie-berry

During the feedback show, they found out about my Explorer Ticket website and the revelation that they were not the first ever people to do the challenge!

https://audioboom.com/posts/7438454-fal ... on=forward

Listening to the podcasts carefully I don't believe they visited Battersea Park and therefore is not a valid attempt.
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Re: Richie Firth does the Overground Challenge

Post by dstock17 » 08 Dec 2019, 19:18

Typical Richie firth believes and doesn't check nothing when he did underground attempt he didn't even consult me or Steve in his filmed challenge. If u look at half the people on twitter they still believe GEOFF is world record holder.
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Re: Richie Firth does the Overground Challenge

Post by tufnellpark » 08 Dec 2019, 20:58

tangy wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 18:11
I had an email from Chris Skinner and Richie Firth "Travel Hacker" about an attempt for the Overground Challenge which he did in 10:41:00.
Knock 1.5 hours off the time, visit Battersea Park and you might get close to the current Overground record!
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London Z1 WR 02:36:30 London Overground WR 09:07:35
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Re: Richie Firth does the Overground Challenge

Post by Duncan » 13 Dec 2019, 10:04

I listened to the first part when it was released and was continually shouting "PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY DONE THIS!!!!" at it.

I find Richie to be an entertaining doofus, he's not really to be taken seriously in relation to this but as all Absolute Radio listeners know he really does have a love for the transport system - especially trains.

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Re: Richie Firth does the Overground Challenge

Post by tufnellpark » 27 Dec 2019, 10:49

tangy wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 18:11
I had an email from Chris Skinner and Richie Firth "Travel Hacker" about an attempt for the Overground Challenge which he did in 10:41:00.

They made a series of podcasts about this attempt and how they hope to set a new world record. The interesting podcasts can be heard here:

Part 1: https://audioboom.com/posts/7419837-the ... -flapjacks
Part 2: https://audioboom.com/posts/7426616-the ... 2-pig-farm
Part 3: https://audioboom.com/posts/7432819-the ... ulie-berry
https://audioboom.com/posts/7438454-fal ... on=forward
Just listened to the podcasts. Reminded me of my WR Overground journey with xcooler123, a couple of years ago. Loved them - very funny, particularly the reveal of Tangy's website from 21:30 in the fallout podcast. Richie's comment "this is utterly pointless" sums up tube challenging!
London FNC 16:14:10 Paris Metro GWR 13:23:33
London Z1 WR 02:36:30 London Overground WR 09:07:35
Land's End to John O'Groats by bus WR 3 days, 8 hours, 17mins

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