31st July - DLR 20th Anniversary Challenge

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31st July - DLR 20th Anniversary Challenge

Post by Soup Dragon » 19 Jun 2007, 19:09

The DLR was officially opened by H.M. the Queen on 31st July 1987.
In order to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the DLR there will be a challenge organised on Tuesday 31st July 2007.
The meeting point will be Poplar Station at 18:30, from here you can decide upon whichever DLR station you wish to start from, but you must start between 19:00 and 19:30. Once you have completed the challenge we will all meet up at the Captain Kidd in Wapping (unless anyone has a better suggestion) to see who set the fastest time.

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Post by jonny » 19 Jun 2007, 20:28

Hmm, sounds like a good idea.

Shame I'll be away :(

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Post by Starkey7 » 19 Jun 2007, 21:42

Count me in.

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Post by Soup Dragon » 19 Jun 2007, 22:42

Starkey7 wrote:Count me in.
For some reason I thought you already had the DLR record but I see that honour lies with Tangy, so now's your chance to add another record. Are there any Strarkeyesqué runs that only you would consider on this challenge?
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Post by tpfkar » 19 Jun 2007, 22:51

I was going to have another go at this the other week - I came up with a route that I thought could take several minutes off the record, but it does rely on a monster run halfway round....I think it's a Starkey special. I'm afraid I'm away for this one but I hope it goes well for everyone.

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Post by Soup Dragon » 20 Jun 2007, 06:12

tpfkar wrote:I was going to have another go at this the other week - I came up with a route that I thought could take several minutes off the record, but it does rely on a monster run halfway round....I think it's a Starkey special. I'm afraid I'm away for this one but I hope it goes well for everyone.
The only one that looks possible is Gallions Reach to King George V, it's only 1.5km and looking at some routes last night you would need to do it in about 7 minutes!
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Post by tubeguru » 20 Jun 2007, 08:19

You'll go past the rather colourful block I used to live in at Deptford Bridge.
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Post by Going Underground » 20 Jun 2007, 10:32

Yeah count me in........

Sounds fun (especially the pub afterwards :wink: ) and I have never been on the DLR before....... :D

Now for a route....... :?
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Post by tubeguru » 20 Jun 2007, 12:00

Do you not remember going to that pub last year on Shoreditch closing day?
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Post by Soup Dragon » 20 Jun 2007, 12:26

Neil, I certainly remember the pub from last years Shoreditch thing, and that's why I said we should meet there afterwards (as I don't know any other pubs in that area). I would be open to any suggestions of alternative venues for the meet aftrewards. :)
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Post by Going Underground » 20 Jun 2007, 13:07

I thought the pub was excellent, have been looking forward to going again :D
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Post by jamesthegill » 20 Jun 2007, 14:05

Put me down as a maybe...I've got a cracking route that I bet everyone has too :D

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Post by ping pon » 20 Jun 2007, 16:03

i will be coming along for sure as its summer hols and for once i have even got a route
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Post by Dr Who » 20 Jun 2007, 16:41

ping pon wrote:i will be coming along for sure as its summer hols and for once i have even got a route

Just as well you haven't got a route, I hate to think what it would be like! :) and you find it hard enough to stay awake on a challenge anyway!

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Post by editorsfoot » 20 Jun 2007, 17:42

If the Missus gives me time off from wedding preperations, and I can resist a Gillingham pre-season friendly then count me in too, haven't been on the DLR since I did a geography project on the LDDC back in 1987, wonder if the area has changed at all? :wink:

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