Mind the Gap: Racing the Tube on foot in London

Mind the Gap: Racing the Tube on foot in London

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The Metropolitan Underground Railway

London’s underground railway — commonly known as The Tube — has been around since 1863 when its inaugural line connected the railway termini at Paddington, Euston and King’s Cross to the City.

[fusion_title size=”4″]RACING THE TUBE[/fusion_title]

More than 150 years after its grand opening, the Tube has inspired a bit of urban fun wherein a runner disembarks from the train, then tries to catch it at again a subsequent station down the line.

Racing the Tube on foot in London

For warmups, we follow a fit fellow on a sprint from Mansion House to Cannon Street.

[fusion_title size=”4″]MANSION HOUSE TO CANNON STREET[/fusion_title]

Racing The Tube from Mansion House to Cannon Street

In the #racethetube project’s premiere video, James Heptonstall sprints 380 meters between stations on the Circle Line. Outfitted with a GoPro camera, he ascends 75 steps and navigates two ticket barriers before reboarding the train just before the doors are closed.

[fusion_title size=”4″]MOORGATE TO ST JAMES PARK[/fusion_title]

Racing The Tube from Moorgate to St James Park

In a more distance-oriented followup, an even fitter fellow is tracked from Moorgate to St. James Park.

[fusion_title size=”4″]LONDON EYE TO BANKSIDE PIER[/fusion_title]

#racetheboat runners take on the Thames Clipper

When tube racers tire of taking on trains, passenger boats beckon from the River Thames. The Thames Clipper takes 8 minutes 30 seconds to make its way from London Eye to Bankside Pier. The 2.2 kilometer foot path betwixt the two crosses 5 bridges and requires runners to be a proficient at pedestrian dodging.

2017-06-17T09:15:34+00:00 June 17th, 2017|

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