LOST99 2017 – Liveblog

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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. 

 

avatar Zélie Seddon May 13, 20178:33 pm

Thanks for following our coverage today and congrats to all the teams who took part! Tune back in tomorrow for the results …

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20175:45 pm

Team The Senate are only 10 miles from Southampton!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20175:33 pm

So far 246 challenges have been completed!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20175:20 pm

Team Found are only 2 miles away!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20175:18 pm

BRUNOST have done the second most challenges with 21 completed, knocking a total 191 minutes off their time.

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20175:17 pm

Did you know that the team BRUNOST is named after a Norwegian cheese?

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20175:15 pm

The second team to have a go at the Cha Cha Slide – but who did it better?

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20175:14 pm

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!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20175:02 pm

“Why are you dressed as Mario and Luigi?”

“Name a duo more well known!”

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:59 pm

Rogue Rangers are in Southampton!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:58 pm

The first team to complete challenge 87 – Get a body part put in a plaster.

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:56 pm

Everyone is looking a little bit less LOST!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:55 pm

So we have three teams out of 19 that have finished!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:54 pm

Jumping Amazing Super Optimistic Noodle Squad? have just made it back to campus!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:54 pm

BRUNOST have claimed the Queen!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:44 pm

Have the team or the egg got the Tinder date?

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:43 pm

Team BRUNOST has FINISHED – well done!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:42 pm

BREAKING NEWS – LOST99 have reached thier £2,500 fundraising target!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:37 pm

A gift for RAG, but nothing for Wessex Scene …

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:36 pm

Team Pandamonium are on fire with another challenge completed!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:32 pm

GONE GIRLS HAVE FINISHED!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:26 pm

Searching For A-Free-Car are enroute to Swindon!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:20 pm

The Rogue Rangers are enroute to Southampton Airport!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:16 pm


So, who’s the most lost?

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:12 pm

So, who’s the most lost?

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:10 pm

Team Pandamonium are speaking Spanish!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20174:07 pm

Team Pandamonium have a new mascot!

avatar Amy Picknell May 13, 20174:04 pm

A Pandamonium wedding is pending! Challenge 24 complete!

avatar Amy Picknell May 13, 20174:02 pm

Rogue Rangers en route to Winchester!

avatar Amy Picknell May 13, 20174:01 pm

Cheeky peck for team Pandamonium!

avatar Amy Picknell May 13, 20173:58 pm

‘better now Tommy’s morgone’ escaping the cuffs – challenge 27 complete!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20173:53 pm

Team Pandamonium have been caught recycling!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20173:52 pm

Scott from ‘At Least One Science’ has just changed clothes, that’s 1 minute of the team’s time!

avatar Amy Picknell May 13, 20173:51 pm

’99 problems but being lost ain’t one’ interviewing a politician

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20173:49 pm

Team Pandamonium have just completed challenge 3 – dance the Cha Cha Slide!

avatar Amy Picknell May 13, 20173:46 pm

’99 problems but being lost ain’t one’ have completed loads of challenges including getting an egg haircut! Crazy stuff guys well done!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20173:45 pm

Watch out Queenie, ‘At Least One Science’ have just kidnapped the queen.

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20173:43 pm

’99 Problems But Being Lost Ain’t One’ just got a job offer!

avatar Amy Picknell May 13, 20173:42 pm

lostsoton is trending on twitter!

avatar Amy Picknell May 13, 20173:38 pm

At Least One Science pulling a pint to complete challenge 29!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20173:38 pm

‘At Least One Science’ have completed another challenge!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20173:34 pm

‘Better Now Tommy Morgone’ have completed challenge 82; which is host a thumb war tournament involving stranger. Well done team – that’s 20 minutes off your time!

avatar Amy Picknell May 13, 20173:33 pm


Challenge 1 completed for At Least One Science! 1 minute off!

avatar Nuala McBride May 13, 20173:29 pm

The Rogue Rangers are enroute to Andover – only 20 miles away from Southampton!

avatar Amy Picknell May 13, 20173:19 pm

Challenge 85 completed! 60 minutes off for At Least One Science!

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 20173:18 pm

Gone Girls are en route home on the U1A!

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 20173:05 pm

Searching For A – Free – Car have made it to a police van… Free police escort?!

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 20172:57 pm

Team Pandamonium have shot two birds with one stone – giving some kids life advice whilst King of the Castle! Great effort guys

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 20172:43 pm

Rumour has it Rogue Rangers hitched a lift with Kate Middleton’s brother James by telling him they needed to kidnap the queen!

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 20172:38 pm

Gone Girls are officially in Southampton!!!! Well done guys- now just to make it back to campus!

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 20172:30 pm

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?

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 20172:29 pm

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!

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 20172:23 pm

Gone Girls have reached Romsey Station – Only 6 miles from Southampton now…

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 20172:03 pm

The Lost Boys crossing off Challenge No. 5 – A well-earned break!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:52 pm

This would be really awesome if they managed to get their story on the news! Watch out everyone!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:47 pm

Meanwhile the Gone Girls are having a well-deserved rest

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:47 pm

Looks like The Lost Boys are having fun!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:44 pm

The Rogue Rangers have managed to take control of a vehicle!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:43 pm

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:38 pm

A total number of 99 challenges have been completed across all of our teams!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:33 pm

Gone Girls are on a train that’s heading straight to Southampton Central! That was quick work, well done team!

avatar Alice Hearing May 13, 20171:33 pm

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!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:23 pm

Wow, a great challenge completed here!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:14 pm

HQ are completing the challenges as well. Challenge 78, the debate was settled – it’s pronounced SCON not SCONE!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:13 pm

More of our teams are leaving Gloucester!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:07 pm

A great way of completing this challenge!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:07 pm

Gone Girls have made it to Bath Spa Station!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 20171:06 pm

Another challenge completed! Thief alert!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:57 pm

There’s now two of our teams in Bristol! Are one of these teams going to be the first back?

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:54 pm

The Rogue Rangers – a shame you lost!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:53 pm

Proposing to a stranger?! Great to see the challenges being done!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:52 pm

The challenges are being completed really quickly now by all our teams!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:47 pm

Good luck to the Hartley Heavyweights!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:44 pm

A good deed accomplished for Team Pandamonium!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:41 pm

Gone Girls have made it to Bristol station!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:40 pm

Another challenge completed for Team Pandamonium!

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 201712:31 pm

And re-enacted their favourite movie scene from Shaun of the Dead – Keep up the stellar effort At Least One Science!

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 201712:30 pm

Gained some well-earned free food…

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 201712:29 pm

Then gone for a swim/crossed water

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 201712:28 pm

Followed by 38, selling a piece of “art”…

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201712:28 pm

Help out Team Pandemonium by following their egg’s Twitter account

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 201712:26 pm

Challenge 35, adopted a dishy mascot!

avatar Farihah Choudhury May 13, 201712:25 pm

At Least One Science are on fire! Challenge 25, Dancing on a table, followed by…

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201712:24 pm

A team in Quebec apparently?! Think there are some issues…

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:19 pm

Team Pandemonium en route to Cheltenham!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201712:18 pm

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:17 pm

Team Found have apparently tried to attend a wedding, but have been kicked out! We want to hear more about that!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201712:17 pm

Apparently Team Brunost have kidnapped the Queen – awaiting photographic evidence on that one…

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:14 pm

Team Charlie and the Chipmunks have managed to complete another challenge – nice hat!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201712:12 pm

Gone Girls are officially on the train!!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201712:10 pm

Charlie and the Chipmunks have started completing challenges!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201712:04 pm

Rumour has it that Gone Girls have made it on to a train on their way back to Southampton already!?

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201711:55 am

Another team completing a challenge – pulling a pint!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:55 am

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:54 am

The team at RAG HQ are also getting involved in the action!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201711:54 am

And yet another challenge completed for The Lost Boys!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:52 am

Another challenge completed. But where did they get the money from?!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201711:48 am

Team ‘better now Tommy’s morgone’ is apparently aiming to get a tattoo of Lost99, for 60 minutes off their time!

avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201711:47 am

Tequila Mockingbird team are asking for help from the local bus and train services! Let’s hope someone helps them!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:41 am

Gone Girls on a train (well almost). See what I did there?

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:40 am

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:36 am

The Lost Boys are smashing the LOST99 challenges!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:35 am

Team Firefox have completed the Cha Cha Slide challenge apparently. Please god let there be a video!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:32 am

We have a few of our teams on the move now! Some at Gloucester station and others at Gloucester Sainsbury’s. Come on guys!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:27 am

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:25 am

The Lost Boys are on it with completing challenges!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:24 am

The Jumping Amazing Super Optimistic Noodle Squad are in Massachusetts apparently?! Either we have a technical issue or you’re going the wrong way!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:17 am

Looks like the Gone Girls are on the move! Closer to uni than any other team!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:13 am

Follow ‘Father Egg’ on Twitter to help the better now Tommy’s morgone team complete one of the LOST99 Challenges

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:04 am

We’ve even got a team representing Norway!

Team brunost er klare for å bli LOST! #LOSTsoton

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avatar Hannah Beeson May 13, 201711:02 am

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

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201711:01 am

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!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201710:54 am

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

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201710:50 am

We hear that our teams have been dropped off somewhere near Gloucester…

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201710:47 am

Has it all got a bit much already?!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201710:44 am

The Gone Girls team are looking very prepared!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201710:42 am

We’ve got some seriously great fancy dress from our teams!

avatar Harriet Martin May 13, 201710:40 am

It was an early start for our Lost 99 teams this morning!

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Wessex Scene Editor 2016-17 and Features Editor 2015-2016. History Student, Blog writer (http://emeraldalice.blogspot.co.uk/) and traveller. Student Brand Ambassador for the i Paper 2015-2016. Tea lover, cat enthusiast. @Alicetotheskies

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