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Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

Posted: 03 May 2022, 00:42
by Ally
I'm surprised nobody's done this yet. Surely it just takes someone who has
  • done a FNC soon before the closing of T4
  • visited Nine Elms and BPS stations since opening
  • a slightly self-deprecating sense of humour
to claim the inaugural record for the new configuration of "18 months, 12 days..." or whatever.

As far as I know (and correct me if I'm wrong) there is no limit to how long you can take to complete the challenge. I used to think it was a 24hr thing or the same calendar day but that doesn't seem to be a requirement. The start and end times would also be known (to within a minute at least) for those who travelled on the first service from BPS which I know some folks here did. Oyster history could help too.

So does anyone claim it?

Re: Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

Posted: 03 May 2022, 11:16
by Lunaticonthegrass
I'm not sure I'm worthy of this auspicious record! So if it turns out to be me I shall leave it unclaimed.

Even so...

824 days, 7 hours about about 15 minutes.

Re: Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

Posted: 03 May 2022, 14:30
by Going Underground
Would do it as part of Tube Olympics or for Charity - but never ever again for a GWR - the evidence now required just beggars belief and iq quite frankly ridiculous :evil:

Re: Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

Posted: 03 May 2022, 17:14
by jrparkin
If the challenge does carryover to a second day you can suspend the challenge but the clock still runs if I remember.

But does the rule about public transport still apply during the suspension, I.e. Could you take a taxi which normally wouldn't be allowed

Re: Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

Posted: 03 May 2022, 18:24
by al
If you resume where you left off then why not?

Re: Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

Posted: 03 May 2022, 21:00
by Lunaticonthegrass
Oh, well, I didn't, so my claim is invalid.

Re: Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

Posted: 04 May 2022, 00:41
by Ally
al wrote: 03 May 2022, 18:24 If you resume where you left off then why not?
It makes sense that this would never be an advantage. Maybe getting a lift home for supplies & a toilet break if you live near a tube station before restarting? But perhaps that's still ok.

That means all it would take is for someone to revisit their latest finishing station and make a beeline for Battersea!

Re: Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

Posted: 04 May 2022, 10:13
by Steeevooo
Ally wrote: 04 May 2022, 00:41
al wrote: 03 May 2022, 18:24 If you resume where you left off then why not?
It makes sense that this would never be an advantage
In the world of Guinness World Records common sense doesn't apply or exist!

Re: Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

Posted: 04 May 2022, 19:19
by Ally
Ha! So I've heard. I don't expect anyone to have a continuous video of the last 2 years (they'd need something like 20 terabytes) so I guess it would just be for a forum record

Re: Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

Posted: 05 May 2022, 09:36
by michael_churchill
I know that there are some stations that I haven't been back to since I started my labyrinth quest on Sunday 7 February 2016, so from then until 23 October 2021 is 2086 days!

Re: Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

Posted: 05 May 2022, 17:57
by Iain
Just short of 2,960 days for me :D