Top Times: Alphabet Challenge

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Re: Top Times: Alphabet Challenge

Post by Tube Geek » 21 Jun 2016, 07:11

It's only as an alternative, if there is no train from Tower Hill for a while. It's slightly quicker if I don't need to use it
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Re: Top Times: Alphabet Challenge

Post by greatkingrat » 21 Jun 2016, 09:34

Not sure getting a Circle round to Aldgate and then running to Aldgate East really counts as a "major new running link" though!

Incidentally, when Andrew and me set the record, we did do one out of station connection, but it wasn't that one. Bond Street was also still closed which cost us a few minutes coming back down from Kilburn.
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Re: Top Times: Alphabet Challenge

Post by Tube Geek » 21 Jun 2016, 12:56

But that's not it!
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Re: Top Times: Alphabet Challenge

Post by The Orange One » 21 Jun 2016, 20:46

RJSRdg wrote:I really can't see how running comes into it (I just tried the timings for a slight variation on my route by incorporating a run and it made the time longer!).

There are a limited number of sensible starting places, and with Dollis Hill being the most practical D, and only one I, E-H are pretty obvious. L-R seem obvious too, with only one practical Q, and V and W are pretty much fixed, so there isn't a lot of variation in routes that can be taken.
I have a bus link in my route - very near the start! Also, I reckon there are two possible Qs to use...
Tube Geek wrote:It's only as an alternative, if there is no train from Tower Hill for a while. It's slightly quicker if I don't need to use it
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Re: Top Times: Alphabet Challenge

Post by Tube Geek » 21 Jun 2016, 20:55

It's not actually from TH, it's if there are westbound not eastbound trains
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Re: Top Times: Alphabet Challenge

Post by tangy » 05 Apr 2019, 21:12

News has reached me today that there is a new Alphabet record: 04:49:16 by Leon Gunasekara and Aidan Gill set on 1st April 2019.

Well done guys.
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Re: Top Times: Alphabet Challenge

Post by dstock17 » 05 Apr 2019, 21:50

tangy wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 21:12
News has reached me today that there is a new Alphabet record: 04:49:16 by Leon Gunasekara and Aidan Gill set on 1st April 2019.

Well done guys.
Tangy u did check the date on that one didn't you
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Re: Top Times: Alphabet Challenge

Post by tangy » 09 Apr 2019, 22:09

dstock17 wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 21:50
tangy wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 21:12
News has reached me today that there is a new Alphabet record: 04:49:16 by Leon Gunasekara and Aidan Gill set on 1st April 2019.

Well done guys.
Tangy u did check the date on that one didn't you
Yes, it is a bone fide attempt, they did send photo and video evidence with their claim.
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