August Runs and the Pub Per Day Challenge Review   Leave a comment

The August 2016 Pub Per Day Challenge turned into a Pub EVERYday event and ended with 63 total pubs averaging 2.03 pubs per day with a spread of 1 Low, 6 High, and a standard deviation of 1.20.  All were inside the M25 and I put together some simple gif animations to show the results on the EBPC map (followed by stills of first and last frame if the gif doesn’t work for you).

First, the map kind of centered on the house:

Ruislip EBPC growth May-Aug 2016

Ruislip 500m map May-Aug 2016

 

The start at 21 May 2016 was the day we went up to scout neighbourhoods just before Jackie started work in the city.  At that point, I had been to the Queen’s Head in Uxbridge 6 years before; the Three Horseshoes (Southall) and  JJ Moon’s and the Black Bull (both Ruislip) last September, and the Bell in Ruislip on our house hunting trip.  Things have filled in nicely, but far from completely.

The map of London (overall) definitely shows some blank areas that need attention the coming months and years:

London EBPC growth May-Aug 2016

London 2km map May-Aug 2016

 

The full list follows, but I also want to point out the running component of the Challenge which, until now, I only vaguely alluded to.  My plan was to couple the pub exploration with a real exploration of the new environs similar to — but not as exhaustive as — the Every Path in Old Town effort a few years ago.  My goal was to run at least 3 miles on weekdays and 5 each on Saturday and Sunday.  I went a bit low once or twice but easily made up for these with longer ones across the board.  These looked like the chart, below. The purple trace is from my annual spreadsheet and shows the target mileage for the previous 7 days; the black trace is my actual 7-day boxcar sum (I started with a post-marathon slacking off period, hence the dip in both target and actual at the month’s start).

August 2016 run chart

 

The run stats in their simplest form were

5.7 miles per day (overall average, 3.5 if I stuck strictly to schedule)
2.8 standard deviation
2.5 – 14.0 spread

5.0 per weekday (M-F, 3 per day planned)
2.0 standard deviation
2.5 – 10.6 spread

8.0 per weekend day (SS, 5 per day planned)
3.7 standard deviation
3.1 – 14.0 spread

2016-08-28 Grants Atlanta Fish Bar Hayes

 

Oh, right…the Fish and Chips tally continues with a wonderful London addition of some jellied eels, a disappointing portion in Hayes, and a better chippy visit in Barking.  I haven’t gone to Grants Atlanta, yet, but it caught me off guard on one of the runs and is shortlisted just to find out if there’s a story behind the name.

2016-08-30 White Butts Road

Here’s that pub listing, as well:

Name Date Pub #
The Swallow 01 August 2016 1513
The Coach and Horses 02 August 2016 1514
The White Bear 02 August 2016 1515
The Horseshoe 03 August 2016 1516
The Central Bar 04 August 2016 1517
The Beer House 04 August 2016 1518
The Kingsfield Arms 05 August 2016 1519
The Star 05 August 2016 1520
The Black Horse 06 August 2016 1521
The Breakspear’s Arms 06 August 2016 1522
Hennessy’s 07 August 2016 1523
Captain Morgan’s Freehouse 08 August 2016 1524
The Ascott 09 August 2016 1525
The Pinner Arms 09 August 2016 1526
The Fox and Geese 10 August 2016 1527
The Soldier’s Return 10 August 2016 1528
The George 10 August 2016 1529
St George’s Tavern 11 August 2016 1530
The Orchard 12 August 2016 1531
The Liquor Station 12 August 2016 1532
The Ship Tavern 12 August 2016 1533
The Village Inn 13 August 2016 1534
The Sir Michael Balcon 14 August 2016 1535
The Red Lion and Pineapple 14 August 2016 1536
The Red Lion 15 August 2016 1537
The Gardeners Arms 15 August 2016 1538
Ward’s 16 August 2016 1539
The Royal Oak 16 August 2016 1540
The Lillie Langtry 17 August 2016 1541
The Black Lion 17 August 2016 1542
The North London Tavern 17 August 2016 1543
The Black Horse 18 August 2016 1544
The Rising Sun 18 August 2016 1545
The Yard 18 August 2016 1546
The Ballot Box 18 August 2016 1547
The Bridge Hotel 18 August 2016 1548
The Railway 18 August 2016 1549
The Britannia 19 August 2016 1550
The Rockingham Arms 19 August 2016 1551
The Fox and Goose 19 August 2016 1552
The Tichenham Inn 20 August 2016 1553
The Greenwood Hotel 21 August 2016 1554
The Metropolitan 22 August 2016 1555
The Crown 23 August 2016 1556
The Hut 23 August 2016 1557
The Crown and Treaty 24 August 2016 1558
The Fat Cow 24 August 2016 1559
The Carpenter’s Arms 25 August 2016 1560
Ye Olde Crowne 25 August 2016 1561
The Brookhouse 25 August 2016 1562
The Union Tavern 26 August 2016 1563
The Mason’s Arms 26 August 2016 1564
The Pavillion 26 August 2016 1565
The William Jolle 27 August 2016 1566
The Moon on the Hill 28 August 2016 1567
The Last Post 29 August 2016 1568
The Old Maypole 29 August 2016 1569
The Great Spoon of Ilford 29 August 2016 1570
The Papermaker’s Arms 29 August 2016 1571
The Spotted Dog 29 August 2016 1572
The White Horse 30 August 2016 1573
The Queen’s Head 31 August 2016 1574
The Case Is Altered 31 August 2016 1575
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