Who Are You? Tell Us!

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Das
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by Das » 27 Sep 2016, 13:03

I am Das(Darryl) Stevens currently living in New Milton,New Forest,Hants .Born at Central Middlesex Hospital(Park Royal) in the freezing winter of 1964,lived in Northolt and Wembley and grew up in Stevenage,Hertfordshire,moved to Groningen NL in 1989 returning to Stevenage in 1996.I drive 13 metre trucks for a occupation for Tesco Distribution out of Southampton.Married to Shell from Gateshead,2 daughters from a previous marriage.In my spare time I am secretary of a local football club N.M.O.And we have 1 5 a side team in Brockenhurst and 2 x 6 a side teams in New Milton plus a Bournemouth Sunday league side.I do the occasional parkrun and Brockenhurst is my homerun,decision to do these was after I retired from long and ultra distance events,80 half marathons,18 full marathons,6 triathlons,a 100 km European Championship and a 80 mile World Trail Running Championship.I do a lot of walking mostly through forests,bottle of brandy in hand.I have just one full tube challenge behind me out of 4 attempts.I am from the age of 6 a Leeds United supporter.I dont know how to post a photo on here.

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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by Tube Geek » 27 Sep 2016, 13:06

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roblo97
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by roblo97 » 06 Mar 2017, 22:00

I'm Rob. I'm 19 and I'm from Basingstoke (yes, it is still rather boring). I work in the IT industry in tech support. In my spare time, I am a keen if laughably poor sim racer, mainly on Gran Turismo 6 at the moment until I get my PC working again. I also enjoy watching motorsport. I've been watching F1 since the Hungarian GP 2004 and I have missed 9 out of 231 races in that time. I mainly follow sportscar racing these days although I still follow F1, BTCC and Formula E very closely indeed. In fact, I have booked flights to the Monaco FE round and I will probably be going to Paris for the following round the weekend after as well as planned trips to Silverstone, Paul Ricard and Zandvoort lined up this year as well as the now traditional visit to Thruxton. I mostly listen to metal and hard rock and I support Tottenham.
R15 PB: 2:23.23
DLR PB: 2:00:50
Bottle PB: 02:30:30
Tramlink PB: 1:55.37 (Cheers David!)
Triple Crown: 7:00.13
FNC: 18:42:50 (Cheers Andi and Josh!)
Park: 8:29:35
Z1: 02:45:54
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Going Underground
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by Going Underground » 06 Mar 2017, 23:22

roblo97 wrote:I mostly listen to metal and hard rock
Now this part is awesome, welcome Rob :P
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roblo97
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by roblo97 » 08 Mar 2017, 22:46

Going Underground wrote:
roblo97 wrote:I mostly listen to metal and hard rock
Now this part is awesome, welcome Rob :P
Thanks!
R15 PB: 2:23.23
DLR PB: 2:00:50
Bottle PB: 02:30:30
Tramlink PB: 1:55.37 (Cheers David!)
Triple Crown: 7:00.13
FNC: 18:42:50 (Cheers Andi and Josh!)
Park: 8:29:35
Z1: 02:45:54
2018 Z1 winner!

TeamHelsinki
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by TeamHelsinki » 03 Mar 2018, 00:32

I only just discovered this thread, though I've been lurking here for a few months now.
My name is Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (or Mantyjarvi, in case the system does not like umlauts). I am 54 and live (as my screen name indicates) in Helsinki, Finland. I am a freelance translator and, in my parallel career, an internationally moderately successful composer of choral music.
I have been fascinated with the Tube since living in London at age 4 but have only recently developed the idea of actually doing a FNC. My son has inherited my fascination -- he is a mechanical engineer who recently got a job in commuter timetable planning with the Finnish State Railways. Our first FNC attempt will take place on Tue 3 Apr this year.

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Helsinki Metro all stations 00:59:58
FNC 269/270 in 19:16:41
FNC completion Uxbridge to LHR4 in 30:32:57

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Lunaticonthegrass
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 15 Dec 2020, 23:21

Having been on this forum for a little over a year now, I feel I should say a bit about myself...

I'm James, (currently) aged 30 and living in Birmingham, and I work as a structural engineer.

Right, that's enough boring stuff. I've been fairly interested in trains and railways from a young age, including the Underground. I first became aware of the World Record in about 2006, but didn't give it much thought at the time. Then, in 2017, my girlfriend Casey and I ended up chatting about the underground, it turned out that she was also aware of the Record and we decided that we should do our own tour for fun. We finally got around to doing this in September 2019. (There's a detailed write-up in Zone 1). I expected that to be it, but she then found this forum and I discovered all the fun of alternative challenges. Since joining, I attended the Birmingham R15 in February 2020 with Casey, but have yet to attend a London-based event. Hopefully this will change shortly after we're allowed to move freely again.

When not designing buildings or running for a train, my other hobbies are church bell ringing, performing in amateur opera and mountain waking. I also like canals and usually spend a week of the year on a narrowboat with some friends of mine. I'm one of the least sporty people on the planet, so don't ask me anything about football, and don't ask me to play darts if you wish to retain your eyesight. However, I do occasionally do Parkrun. My music tastes are centered around 70s Rock (hence my username) but I do like the odd bit of classical as well. And that's about it.

P.S. Although she found this forum and told me about it, Casey hasn't joined herself. Tube Challenging is going to be mostly 'my' thing, but she says that she will come along occasionally.
1 FNC attempt - 1 completion (18:22:43)
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