Today, nineteen adventure seeking teams have set off from the University of Southampton and are being dropped off ninety-nine miles away. They have no idea where they are. They are LOST!
Each team has to make their way back to the University in the shortest time possible, completing challenges along the way, with no money whatsoever. Follow this live-blog to keep up to date with all the crazy adventures.
Thanks for following our coverage today and congrats to all the teams who took part! Tune back in tomorrow for the results …
Team The Senate are only 10 miles from Southampton!
So far 246 challenges have been completed!
Team Found are only 2 miles away!
BRUNOST have done the second most challenges with 21 completed, knocking a total 191 minutes off their time.
Did you know that the team BRUNOST is named after a Norwegian cheese?
BRUNOST are back in HQ and we got to catch up with them. They sure do have some tales to tell of random people helping them do challenges as well as the misery of standing on the highway for over an hour trying to hitch a ride. But, well done for making it back!
“Why are you dressed as Mario and Luigi?”
“Name a duo more well known!”
Rogue Rangers are in Southampton!
Everyone is looking a little bit less LOST!
So we have three teams out of 19 that have finished!
Jumping Amazing Super Optimistic Noodle Squad? have just made it back to campus!
Team BRUNOST has FINISHED – well done!
BREAKING NEWS – LOST99 have reached thier £2,500 fundraising target!
GONE GIRLS HAVE FINISHED!
The Rogue Rangers are enroute to Southampton Airport!
So, who’s the most lost?
So, who’s the most lost?
lostsoton is trending on twitter!
Gone Girls are officially in Southampton!!!! Well done guys- now just to make it back to campus!
Looks like two approaches are being taken – stay at base and complete the most challenges to get lots of time knocked off, or get back as quick as possible… What do you guys think is the best approach?
BRUNOST currently have the most time off their total – having completed 12 challenges, they have knocked off 151 minutes! In second place currently are the Rogue Rangers having completed 13 challenges, have 137 minutes off their time. And in third place are The Lost Boys with 90 minutes knocked off their time. A big well done to all the efforts made by the teams so far!
Gone Girls have reached Romsey Station – Only 6 miles from Southampton now…
A total number of 99 challenges have been completed across all of our teams!
Gone Girls are on a train that’s heading straight to Southampton Central! That was quick work, well done team!
Teams are finding it quite hard to get out of Gloucester. Expert tip: try petrol station hopping. It’s how I won in my first year and came second last year!
HQ are completing the challenges as well. Challenge 78, the debate was settled – it’s pronounced SCON not SCONE!
Gone Girls have made it to Bath Spa Station!
There’s now two of our teams in Bristol! Are one of these teams going to be the first back?
Gone Girls have made it to Bristol station!
A team in Quebec apparently?! Think there are some issues…
Team Found have apparently tried to attend a wedding, but have been kicked out! We want to hear more about that!
Apparently Team Brunost have kidnapped the Queen – awaiting photographic evidence on that one…
Rumour has it that Gone Girls have made it on to a train on their way back to Southampton already!?
Team ‘better now Tommy’s morgone’ is apparently aiming to get a tattoo of Lost99, for 60 minutes off their time!
Tequila Mockingbird team are asking for help from the local bus and train services! Let’s hope someone helps them!
Team Firefox have completed the Cha Cha Slide challenge apparently. Please god let there be a video!
We have a few of our teams on the move now! Some at Gloucester station and others at Gloucester Sainsbury’s. Come on guys!
The Jumping Amazing Super Optimistic Noodle Squad are in Massachusetts apparently?! Either we have a technical issue or you’re going the wrong way!
Looks like the Gone Girls are on the move! Closer to uni than any other team!
Follow ‘Father Egg’ on Twitter to help the better now Tommy’s morgone team complete one of the LOST99 Challenges
We’ve even got a team representing Norway!
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After seeing the challenges for the Lost99 to complete, we’ve decided to list our top ten favourites! Each challenge completed gets the team a certain amount of time off their completion time.
1. High five a Mayor
2. Make the 6pm news
3. Attend a wedding
4. Settle the scone/scone argument once and for all with multiple strangers
5. Start a flash mob
6. Start a twitter account for your egg and get 99 followers
7. Find a 99 sign
8. Photo bomb a family picture
9. Get a job offer
10. Birth a lamb
Not only do our 19 teams have to travel 99 miles back to uni with no money – they each have an egg that they have to keep in tact. What an eggstremely difficult challenge!
Wessex Scene’s top 5 favourite team names:
– 99 Problems but being lost ain’t one
– The Lost Boys
– Gone Girls
– Tequila Mockingbird
– Jumping Amazing Super Optimistic Noodle Squad
We hear that our teams have been dropped off somewhere near Gloucester…