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92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 05 May 2013, 20:21

To solve a bet with my father I don't think this is possible giving the distances involved 1 club per hour now I know certain clubs are close together but the time saved is it enough to make up for those average u cant do that?

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Re: 92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by tubeguru » 05 May 2013, 20:36

Piece of piss. This lot did it in 75 hours in 2011: http://92grounds92hours.blogspot.co.uk/

(And yes, I know the clubs have changed slightly since then, but I doubt it would take any longer than two years ago).
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Re: 92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by Urzzz1871 » 05 May 2013, 23:18

We almost did this last year as our charity challenge but opted for the Tube Challenge instead after having issues sourcing a vehicle (didn't want to put 2500 miles on my car in 4 days!!!)

It is completely do-able, and in well under 92 hours. There are loads of examples of people who have done it like the one above. We had a route planned and reckoned we could even get a couple of games in on the way round.

Maybe it's time to think about it again.
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Re: 92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by greatkingrat » 05 May 2013, 23:44

I'm sure Watford - Brighton is not the optimal route so you could probably do it even quicker if you did something like Plymouth - Carlisle.
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Re: 92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by tubeguru » 06 May 2013, 05:43

If Plymouth and Torquay had both been relegated this season, you could have started at Exeter and saved yourself a couple of hours!
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Post by Going Underground » 06 May 2013, 10:11

tubeguru wrote:If Plymouth and Torquay had both been relegated this season, you could have started at Exeter and saved yourself a couple of hours!

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Re: 92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 06 May 2013, 10:34

If doing this alone would it be possible though 75 hours / 4 = 18.75 hours up in a 24 hour period only 5 hours sleep per night?

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Re: 92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by tubeguru » 06 May 2013, 13:45

palkanetoijala31 wrote:If doing this alone would it be possible though 75 hours / 4 = 18.75 hours up in a 24 hour period only 5 hours sleep per night?
You'd probably be advised against doing it on your own.
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Re: 92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by Urzzz1871 » 06 May 2013, 16:23

We figured that starting in Plymouth and finishing in Carlisle was basically cheating.

We calculated a route starting and finishing at the same place (Southampton).

We factored in a single 6 hour sleep stop half way through, with 4 people working in rotation you'd do 3 hours driving, 3 hours navigation and then 6 off to sleep/rest.
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Post by tubeguru » 06 May 2013, 16:33

Urzzz1871 wrote:We figured that starting in Plymouth and finishing in Carlisle was basically cheating.
I wasn't aware that there were rules which stated where you had to start and finish. The idea is to visit all the grounds in 92 hours, regardless of start and finish points.
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Re: 92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by greatkingrat » 06 May 2013, 16:40

Is it cheating to start a full network at Amersham or Heathrow :lol:
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Re: 92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by joy54 » 06 May 2013, 16:41

tubeguru wrote:
Urzzz1871 wrote:We figured that starting in Plymouth and finishing in Carlisle was basically cheating.
I wasn't aware that there were rules which stated where you had to start and finish. The idea is to visit all the grounds in 92 hours, regardless of start and finish points.
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Re: 92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by Urzzz1871 » 06 May 2013, 16:43

There aren't, but it's not really a challenge if it's too easy is it? It would be like setting a 4 hour time limit for the DLR challenge.

We started thinking of ways to make it harder/more quirky i.e 4 rather overweight guys, we considered buying a Fiat Cinquecento for the ride.

We settled on making it a round trip, starting and finishing at St Mary's Stadium. Plus we tried to get in at least 2 matches on the way round.

Still, it got shelved as I said, due to vehicle issues.
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Post by tubeguru » 06 May 2013, 16:43

Urzzz1871 wrote:There aren't, but it's not really a challenge if it's too easy is it? It would be like setting a 4 hour time limit for the DLR challenge.

We started thinking of ways to make it harder/more quirky i.e 4 rather overweight guys, we considered buying a Fiat Cinquecento for the ride.

We settled on making it a round trip, starting and finishing at St Mary's Stadium. Plus we tried to get in at least 2 matches on the way round.

Still, it got shelved as I said, due to vehicle issues.
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Re: 92 football grounds in 92 hours

Post by tractakid » 06 May 2013, 16:47

My RE teacher did this in 2011 with his friend. They started out at the club his friend supports (Arsenal) and finished at the club he supports (Walsall). They did it in a week.
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