Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 5

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Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 5

Post by tangy » 01 Apr 2019, 19:57

Welcome to the 2018/19 Random 15 Championship. I am your host (commonly known to regulars as the BERC when I am hosting Random 15 challenges). The Random 15 challenge is just that, visit 15 randomly selected stations that feature on the Tube Map (usually within zones 1-2 and using the Underground network only). There will be certain rounds within the championship that are a variation of this such as adding an extra zone or network e.g. DLR onto the challenge. So are you ready to take on the Random 15 championship?

If anyone is not familiar with the standard rules (or scoring) for Random 15 challenges, they can be read here: http://www.explorerticket.co.uk/tubecha ... 5rules.htm (for regulars this is the same rules you are already well versed with).

Round 5 is now approaching, so here is what you need to know.

When: Saturday 27th April 2019, 12:30 (UK local time).
Pre challenge meet up: Green Park (meet up outside the step free ramped entrance that leads directly onto the park itself).
Post challenge meet up: NOW CONFIRMED as The Anchor Tap, Horsleydown Lane, Southwark, SE1 2LN (southern side of Tower Bridge circa 10 minute walk from London Bridge NR or Tower Hill LU). Buses 42, 47, 78, 343 and RV1 stop close by. Food is NOT served Saturday evenings but other eateries are close by.
Variant: As this is the weekend of the London Marathon, this is the perfect opportunity to roll out the Random 15 marathon twist (but in reverse)… So a fixed start at Green Park and a fixed finish at Greenwich (DLR) with 24 stations of LU or DLR stations in zones 1 and 2 to visit in between
Time limit: 6 hours.

NOTE: As this is a fixed start and fixed end, all challengers MUST depart Green Park by Tube and arrive at Greenwich (DLR) on a DLR train.

Engineering works affecting the challenge:
--Circle: Completely closed.
--District No service High Street Ken - Edgware Road (Circle).
--H&C: No service Hammersmith (H&C)- Moorgate.
--Metropolitan: No service Wembley Park- Aldgate.

Stations closed: All stations Hammersmith (H&C) round to Edgware Road (Circle), plus Bayswater, Great Portland Street, Euston Square, Farringdon, Barbican and Aldgate.

Therefore Paddington (Praed Street), Baker Street, King's Cross, Finchley Road and Notting Hill Gate can only be visited on the "deep level" lines at these stations.

Other engineering work:
--c2c: No trains to/from Fenchurch Street via West Ham. Diversions to/from Liverpool Street via Stratford.
--Overground (GOBLIN): Reduced timetable, every 30 minutes.

There may be other engineering work on the national network further afield that may impact your journey into London.

As usual, this is an open invitation event but notification of your attendance is welcome to gauge the number of envelopes required.

Tangy.
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Last edited by tangy on 24 Apr 2019, 19:53, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 5

Post by roblo97 » 01 Apr 2019, 20:34

Attending: roblo97,
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 5

Post by Going Underground » 02 Apr 2019, 07:41

Attending: roblo97, GU
parkrun: Walthamstow; GU
Spoons: The Coronet, Holloway Road?? ;roblo97, GU


Tangy do you need me to book the pub and if so what time?
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 5

Post by tangy » 03 Apr 2019, 20:27

Sorry to announce that the pub chosen for our post challenge meet for this round, The Prince William Henry is CLOSED on this date due to work on their food lift, therefore we will need to revert back to our usual venue. That is The Bricklayers Arms, Gresse Street near TCR.
This is a Central line train to "Woodford via Hainault"- it always is, except when you actually want one!

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 5

Post by Going Underground » 03 Apr 2019, 20:54

tangy wrote:
03 Apr 2019, 20:27
Sorry to announce that the pub chosen for our post challenge meet for this round, The Prince William Henry is CLOSED on this date due to work on their food lift, therefore we will need to revert back to our usual venue. That is The Bricklayers Arms, Gresse Street near TCR.
As we are finishing at Greenwich could I suggest The Anchor Tap, Tower Bridge?

Greenwich :arrow: London Bridge then is approx. 10 mins walk
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 5

Post by nozzacook » 13 Apr 2019, 19:10

Yay finally getting to the R15 this season.


Edit: Just realised I made it to round 1
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 5

Post by RJSRdg » 24 Apr 2019, 08:27

Going Underground wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 07:41
Attending: roblo97, GU, RJSRdg
parkrun: Walthamstow; GU
Spoons: The Coronet, Holloway Road?? ;roblo97, GU


Tangy do you need me to book the pub and if so what time?
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 5

Post by xcooler123 » 24 Apr 2019, 10:52

Attending: roblo97, GU, xcooler123
parkrun @ Walthamstow: GU, xcooler123
Spoons @ The Coronet, Holloway Road: roblo97, GU, xcooler123
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17 x R15, Best Time - 02:02:46
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 5

Post by Going Underground » 24 Apr 2019, 12:04

As discussed with Tangy I have managed to book The Anchor Tap darts board and adjacent table for 18:30 - sorry to say they don't serve food on Saturday evening if you want to grab something on the way there - Whoever arrives first is booked in my name...
Also for food there is a spoons 3 mins away
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