128 Snake Challenge - 24th July

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Re: 128 Snake Challenge - 24th July

Post by Going Underground » 24 Jul 2009, 08:25

Good news and if James does make it would could have the maximum field of 4 8)

If anyone hasn't left yet and gets a chance to print a couple of maps off that would be appreciated I cant get the full map to print now :?

Other than that I guess you all know the route(s)...

See you there my train is ETA 1120 :D
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Re: 128 Snake Challenge - 24th July

Post by Edgemaster » 24 Jul 2009, 08:30

I'll print out a couple.
I leave in about an hour...

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Re: 128 Snake Challenge - 24th July

Post by jamesthegill » 24 Jul 2009, 08:42

Going Underground wrote:Good news and if James does make it would could have the maximum field of 4 8)
Sorry chaps, I won't be going along. Good luck to everyone though. :)
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Re: 128 Snake Challenge - 24th July

Post by Going Underground » 25 Jul 2009, 19:02

Well this turned out to be the best snake challenge so far.... 8)

Team 1) Edgemaster/Mitchell&Brownlook (Tom and Phil) departed at 1136
Team 2) Joy54/Going Underground (Steven and Kevin) departed at 1156
Team 3) Greatkingrat/Mullardo (Peter and newbie James) departed at 1216

I think being the middle team was the most interesting scenario as you are chasing and also being chased so are always thinking about how you might be doing against the teams behind and ahead of you...

The approx wait times at each station for our connections were;

Station - Departure time
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Woodford 5 mins - (We arrived 1 min earlier than scheduled and left 2 mins later at 1216)
Stratford 1 min - 1247
Waterloo 1 min - 1312
E & C 1 min - 1317
Stockwell 30 secs - 1327
Victoria zero - 1334
Mile End zero - 1358
(Now for the fast & furious hot 'n' sweaty stuff :shock:)
Liverpool Street 4 mins - 1410 (missed H & c by 5 secs)
Moorgate 4 mins - 1418
Bank zero - 1420
Holborn 30 secs - 1427
Leics Sq 2 mins - 1432
Charing X zero - 1435 (3 mins from departure Leics Sq to departure Charing X :!: )
Oxford Circus 1 min - 1441
Tott Court Rd 1 min - 1444
Euston 2 mins - 1452 (Via Northern Line 5 mins was on the board for Viccie line)
Kings X 1 min - 1456
Baker Street zero - 1503
Agony at Wembley Park, we had seen a Met on the boards for Uxbridge at Finchley Road showing 5 mins so we new this would be tight and the Jubilee was running slow due to heavy passenger loads for the footie tournaments. We were held outside Wembley Park as the Met passed us and we got to the platforms and our doors opened as the Met closed :(
Wembley Park 6 mins - 1531
Rayners Lane 8 mins - 1551
Ealing Common 8 mins - 1617 (2 x Picc lines went westbound here in the space of 1 minute :shock: )
Ealing Broadway 3 mins - 1625
Bond Street 2 mins - 1651
Green Park 2 mins - 1656
South Ken 6 mins - 1710
H.S.K. 30 secs - 1716
Earls Court zero - 1721 (Richmond Line)
Turnham Green 1 min - 1733
Acton Town 2 mins - 1740 (T4 train :P )
T4 only held for 2 mins not 8 8)
T123 2 mins 1817



Finishing order;
3rd Tom & Phil, 6hrs 36mins 42secs
2nd Peter & James, 6hrs 26mins 24secs
1st Steven & Kevin 6hrs 24mins 33secs

It was good that all the teams made it round without getting caught and was nice to meet James (mullardo) for the 1st time and put a face to the name.... :D

Me met up with Matt & Sam and Soup Dragon in the pub and Matt was the bar billiards king 8)
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Re: 128 Snake Challenge - 24th July

Post by Edgemaster » 25 Jul 2009, 23:36

Looking over the times I took down (had to decrypt the last section, after missing several times around the kensingtons due to rather packed trains)..

We were on 4h57 on arriving at South Kensington, troubles with our Circle and Piccadilly line trains cost us the 10 minute advantage we had on the others (Kevin and Steven) at that point...

Full report probably coming on Monday, my weekend is incredibly busy!

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Re: 128 Snake Challenge - 24th July

Post by Edgemaster » 21 Aug 2009, 23:34

These times still haven't been added to the League table, any chance of getting them on there?

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Re: 128 Snake Challenge - 24th July

Post by Edgemaster » 25 Aug 2009, 18:47

Good to see the times in there, the stats page seems to be lingering with the 129 snake though - http://tc.scriv.me.uk/challengers/resul ... homas+Wood

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