Soton Jailbreak 2017 Live Blog

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avatar Freya Millard November 19, 20178:20 pm

Big Congratulations to Jailbreak Winners – 3idiotsontour ✈️🎉

Team members, Tarun, Vignesh and Hasib set off at 8am Saturday morning with the goal of making it to ‘Space…or just anywhere beyond Europe.’ Well you may not have made it to Space but you most definitely smashed your target of getting beyond Europe.

The winning team have ended their journey in Dubai after travelling 4,519 miles. They headed to London, raised money for their flights from Heathrow and set off at 11:30am on Sunday and have only just touching down at their destination 15 minutes before the Jailbreak clock stopped.

All the teams this year have done incredible, they have made it to various destinations including: Cape Verde, Iceland, Ukraine, Rome, Alicante and so many more. There’s still time to donate here if you haven’t yet.

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20176:32 pm

Tribute to all our amazing Jailbreak 2017 teams…

Congratulations to everyone! Needless to say, it’s been an impressive year. Thanks for keeping us all so well entertained for the past two days!

avatar Freya Millard November 19, 20176:17 pm

Top 5 Furthest Jailbreak 2017 Destinations

1)Dubai – 3idiotsontour

2)Cape Verde – Team FAB

3)Cyprus – Con Victory is Ours!

4)Morocco – Lodgers

5)Iceland – Negan

Incredible job everyone!

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20176:02 pm

After successfully completing their journey to Germany, Surge are ready to make their way home. Congratulations!

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avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20175:37 pm

Team F.A.B. have arrived at their final destination – Les Alisez, Cape Verde!

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20174:47 pm

I’m a Student Get Me Out of Here sampled Scottish pints in Glasgow…for only £2!

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avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20174:41 pm

Unicorn Porn have managed to navigate the language barrier and wangle a free ride to Marseille on the TGV. Good work!

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20174:22 pm

Leaderboard update:

1 – Team F.A.B. (4258km from HQ in Sal, Cape Verde)
STILL COMPETING
2 – “Con victory is ours!” (3256km from HQ in Paphos, Cyprus)

3 – Team Onyva (2232km from HQ in Kiev)

4 – Lodgers (2000km from HQ in Ibis, Casa Voys)
STILL COMPETING
5 – Negan (1909km from HQ in Reyjavik, Iceland)

6 – Running on Empty (1551km from HQ in Stockholm, Sweden)

7 – The Wallys (1483km from HQ in Mazarron, Spain)

8 – The Freedom Fighters ft. Simple Paul and Slimey Derek (on the coach to Rome)

9 – Ying and Yang’s Adventures (1408km from HQ in Alicante Airport)

10 – 3IdiotsOnTour (1313KM from HQ flying over Vienna) STILL COMPETING

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20174:07 pm

I’m a Student Get Me Out of Here are celebrating their efforts in Glasgow with a full Scottish breakfast, which apparently involves “lorne sausage” and “‘tattie’ scones”:

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avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20173:58 pm

“Con-victory is ours!” have touched-down in Paphos, Cyprus!

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avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20172:28 pm

Surge are exploring Köln Bonn Flughafen in Germany before they head to Dusseldorf:

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 20172:21 pm

Looks like eating a sheep’s head is hard work! We can barely stomach looking at it so don’t know how Team Negan managed…

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20172:13 pm

A beautiful photo of the Jet d’Eau from Hitchhiking Home for Christmas!

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20172:05 pm

Team Negan really weren’t kidding about the Icelandic sheep head snack…bon appetit!

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avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20172:04 pm

Team Negen really weren’t kidding about the Icelandic sheep head snack…bon appetit!

avatar Freya Millard November 19, 20172:03 pm

Some of the Jailbreak Award Categories and our Recommendations:

• Best Video – Well we expect SUSUtv to deliver on this when they get back.

• Best Photo – Team Negan, the dinosaur boarding a plane.

• Best Social Media – Team FAB, facing planting after finding out there flights to Cape Verde were not confirmed.

• Strangest location – Team Onyva and their travels to the Ukraine.

• Best Dressed – Con Victory is Ours because dedication is always appreciated.

• Most Inventive Team Name – Unicorn Porn.

• Most Obscure Transport -Unicorn Porn riding in a shopping trolley

• Most Directionally Impaired Team – SURGE!!!!

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20172:01 pm

Will “Con-victory is ours!” get to Cyprus?

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 20171:58 pm

Not sure I’d want to try Sheep’s Head… It is popular in Iceland though! Team Negan are about to try it…

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20171:48 pm

Hitchhiking Home for Christmas are enjoying a bit of sight-seeing. Looks like they’ve found the Jet d’Eau in Geneva!

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avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20171:41 pm

Hitchhiking Home for Christmas are enjoying a bit of sight-seeing. Looks like they’ve found the Jet d’Eau in Geneva!


avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20171:41 pm

Hitchhiking Home for Christmas are enjoying a bit of sight-seeing. Looks like they’ve found the Jet d’Eau in Geneva!


avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 20171:30 pm

Surge have just touched down in Germany, 35 minutes ahead of schedule!

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 20171:19 pm

Victoria Coach Station has also been a key departure point for many teams both to the UK and the continent.

avatar Freya Millard November 19, 20171:17 pm

Team Updates

The Flying Scotsman – Still making there way through Scotland, they’ve arrived in Aviemore at 11am.

I’m a Student Get me Out Here – They’ve finished their adventure in Glasgow. Lots of teams were drawn to Scotland by the looks of it.

The Racing Stripes – They made it to Amsterdam after raising the money to get a flight from Gatwick.

Team Bart Scrapple Peas – Another team who can’t get enough of the ‘Dam. Wonder which won will come out on top in this Amsterdam competition – run forrest run!

Team LA – In one of the less well known global attractions of Paris… the bus station.

Team Unicorn Porn – They are also in Paris which means there is another mini competition to play for here.

Dave and Lewis – Are at Caen Ferry Port ready to come back for their Monday lectures. Dedicated students.

Chris tastrophe – They’ve left the UK this morning and are on the ferry from Dover traveling to Dunkerque.

Tres Amigos – Are just chilling in a family’s flat in London at the moment.

Surge Radio – They hit a break this morning and are currently on a flight to Colonge, Germany.

3idiotsontour – Are looking like the winners of Jailbreak 2017 if nothing big happens soon. They are on a flight to Dubai… although they arrive only 15 minutes before the jailbreak cut off so it’s a close call.

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20171:15 pm

Looks like the Wallys have found a cheeky bit of sunshine down in Mazarron, Spain:

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 20171:08 pm

Looking cold for Team Negan in Reykjavik!

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 20171:04 pm

The Freedom Fighters (ft. Simple Paul and Slimey Derek) are getting all fancy in Milan with Italian food and coffee!

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201712:59 pm

The Lodgers are clearly enjoying the delicacies on offer in Marrakesh.

avatar Freya Millard November 19, 201712:58 pm

Team Updates

Chris Cross the Globe – Sounds like this team had a big struggle operating the rent-a-bike system in Nice so instead opted for a bus. Good choice.

Some Boys and Evil – This team are leaving Munich and now en-route to Prague.

The Freedom Fighters – Are enjoying Milan and have the time of their life.

Stowaway Stags – Are in Munich mixing with the locals.

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster – Have made it to the South of France in Toulouse. Will they cross into Spain before the jailbreak clock stops?

Hitchhiking Home for Christmas – Just woke up from their nap and decided to go explore the city of Geneva.

Team Ed and John – They’ve finished their adventure in Inverness. Hope you brought a coat guys!

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 201712:57 pm

The Flying Scotsmen are finding some pretty nice, snowy views of the Highlands in Aviemore, Scotland:

avatar Freya Millard November 19, 201712:51 pm

Team Updates

Team Onyva – They arrived safely in Kiev this morning at 6am and are enjoying the local culture

Lodgers – Are having the perfect Moroccan adventure, hitting all the spots like, Rabat, Casablanca and now they are enjoying Marrakesh.

Team F.A.B – Still on the plane to Cape Verde which keeps them as a strong contender for Jailbreak 2017 winner.

Negan – This team are freezing in Iceland but loving every minute of it!

Con Victory Is Ours – They’re still in mid-air on their flight to Paphos, Cyprus.

Running on Empty – Uppsala is where this team’s jailbreak adventure ends, amazing job guys!

The Wally’s – They are on a beach in Mazarrón, Murcia although the onesie attire may be a little regrettable now.

Ying and Yang’s Adventure – Are also soaking up the rays as they are currently situated on a wonderful beach in Alicante.

avatar Laura Nelson November 19, 201712:45 pm
Looks like Stowaway Stags are in Munich now – enjoy the German beer!

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201712:43 pm

Stansted Airport also looks to have been a hotspot that lots of teams have used to get to their destinations – not quite as busy as Heathrow though!

avatar Freya Millard November 19, 201712:34 pm

Fundraising Update:

Total of money raised so far is £8,135

Total of miles reached is 15,296

There is still time to increase these totals…

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201712:13 pm

Heathrow Airport is clearly one of the most popular gathering points for this year’s jailbreakers due to the number of destinations you can access!

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201712:05 pm

I’m a Student Get me out of Here look to be making the most of their time in Glasgow before getting home – not sure how that injury was inflicted though!

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 201712:00 pm

Looks like minimum 21 of the total 29 teams will make it to a location outside of the UK – well done all!

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201711:54 am

An update from the Surge team as they board their flight to Cologne:

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 201711:38 am

Breaking:

Team 3 Idiots on Tour are off to Dubai from Heathrow! Looks like they’re making a late bid to steal the glory from Team F.A.B.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201711:37 am

Team Update: Running on Empty are now finished and have made it to Uppsala, Sweden – 1551km away from Jailbreak HQ.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201711:21 am

Some teams are enjoying the perks of exploring a new country by the sounds of it.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201711:15 am

Team update: The Lodgers are now no longer stranded and have return tickets. Panic averted!

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201711:03 am

Being prepared before you go is good advice! The Lodgers are currently stuck in Morocco without return tickets to get back.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201711:01 am

Team Update: After taking an onward flight from Alicante,The Wallys are now in Mazarrón in the Murcia region of Spain.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201710:58 am

Surge are on their way to Cologne from Exeter Airport!

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 201710:54 am

Team Update

Team Ed and John have retired, having clocked up 466 miles to Inverness. Decent effort!

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201710:53 am

Sounds like Surge are having fun in the airport…

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201710:50 am

Update from The Flying Scotsmen: They have arrived in Nice after taking a flight from Perth in Scotland!

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 201710:50 am

Team Ying and Yang’s Adventures are currently sunbathing at Plaza Puerta del Mar in Alicante.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 201710:46 am

Team Update

Team Lodgers sound like they’re struggling to get back from Casablanca!

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201710:40 am

Here’s the map as it looks at the moment! The furthest away team is Team Onyva in Kiev, followed by Lodgers in Morocco and Negan in Iceland. Some people may be having a bit of difficulty getting back though…

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201710:31 am

The Surge Jailbreak Team (Team 17) are at Bristol Airport and have checked in to fly to Cologne. They have to get their return flight from Dusseldorf just three hours after they land however, so it could be a tight turnaround!

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 19, 201710:25 am

https://twitter.com/surgejailbreak/status/932191318704578561

Where are Surge flying off to?

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 201710:04 am

Team Update

Freedom Fighters (ft. Simple Paul and Slimey Derek) are on their way to Rome

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 20179:55 am

Team LA – in Paris and thinking of what to do next.

Team The Racing Stripes – Amsterdam Central Bus Station.

Breaking on Team Chris-tastrophe – now at Dover!

Breaking on Team Unicorn Porn – now in Paris!

Team Bart Scrapple Peas – Amsterdam.

Team The Flying Scotsmen – Edinburgh.

Team I’m a student get me out of here – Glasgow.

Team Stowaway Stags and Some Boys Are Evil are both in Munich.

Team Freedom Fighters (ft. Simple Paul and Slimey Derek) – in Milan.

Team Wallys – Alicante Airport.

Team Running on Empty (aka. SUSUtv) – Ursula, Sweden.

Team Negan – Reykjavik.

Team Lodgers – Casa Voys Train Station, Casablanca, Morocco.

Team Onyva – Kiev.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 20179:45 am

So here’s a two part general round-up of the latest updates from all the teams

Team F.A.B. – should have just taken off from Gatwick to Cape Verde!

Team 3IdiotsonTour – Believed to be still fundraising at Heathrow.

Team Surge Radio – Set to be flying from Bristol to a location in Germany today.

Team Tres Amigos – Have spent the night at Mum’s house near London Victoria.

Team Dobrudzha – Westminster area.

Team Ed and John – have returned to Gatwick from Inverness.

Team Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters – Set to be flying from Stansted to Toulouse.

Team Ying and Yang’s Adventures – on their way to Alicante from Stansted.

Team Chris-cross the Globe – on their way to Nice today.

Team Con-victory is ours! – Heading for Paphos, Cyprus today.

Team Chris-tastrophe – Ashford Train Station last known whereabouts.

Team Dave and Lewis – Caen, France.

Team Unicorn Porn – also in Caen, France.

Team Hitchiking Home for Christmas – on their way to Geneva.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 20179:08 am

Here’s the latest map image of all the teams, which can be found here. Am I the only one who thinks all the squiggles are forming up to look like a giant Daddy Long Legs spider?

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 20178:58 am

However, Team Onyva’s lead looks set to be a short one as Team F.A.B., currently joint last, will be boarding the 09:25am Thomson Airways Flight BY452 from London Gatwick to Cape Verde, a huuuggge 2,657 miles away!

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 20178:53 am

Team Onyva are the new jailbreaksoton2017 leaders, having arrived in Ukraine! They’re now an amazing 1,385 miles away from Southampton.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 19, 20178:47 am

Morning all and welcome back to coverage of jailbreaksoton 2017!

avatar David Stanley November 19, 20173:59 am

Trouble with team F.A.B.? Will they won’t they have a flight to Cape Verde?

All to play for then – they aren’t set to win yet!

avatar David Stanley November 19, 20173:27 am

Ying And Yang’s Adventures are back in the game! Awake (in some sense at least) to head for their flight to Alicante from Stansted, leaving at 6.30am.

avatar Bruno Russell November 19, 20172:38 am

Here at Jailbreak HQ, we remain impressed at the level of enthusiasm of Surge Radio at half two in the morning!

avatar Freya Millard November 19, 20172:22 am

Team Update

It looks like Surge’s luck is changing, they are getting a taxi back to Exeter, then getting a bus to Bristol Airport where they have a flight to Germany booked!

avatar Freya Millard November 19, 20171:41 am

Down to the last four teams who are still powering on through

I’m a Student Get me Out of Here – About an hour from Glasgow where they have a hostel booked.

Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters – Trying to collect money for the Stanstead Express

Team Onyva – At Gatwick Airport where RAG have set them a series of challenges to keep them entertained.

Surge Radio – In Exeter Airport practicing table tennis and waiting till 4am to catch a bus to Falmouth

avatar David Stanley November 19, 20171:12 am

End of day update:

Team Con Victory Is Ours have stopped for the night at Stansted airport in a Holiday Inn, catching a flight to Cyprus in the morning on a flight.

Team Lodgers have stopped for the night in Morocco, staying in an Ibis Hotel.

Team Chris Cross The Globe have stopped for the night at Stansted airport in a Holiday Express, catching a flight to Nice at 6am in the morning.

Team Hitchhiking Home For Christmas have stopped for the night at Manchester airport, catching a flight to Geneva in morning.

Team The Flying Scotsmen have stopped for the night at Edinburgh in the parents’ house, enjoying a home-cooked meal.

Team Tres Amigos have stopped for the night at London in their mum’s house.

Team Unicorn Porn have stopped for the night at Caen, France, in a hostel.

Team Bart Scrapple Peas have stopped for the night at Amsterdam in a hostel, after a very short night out on the lash. Can’t blame them given the prices.

Team Chris Tastrophe have stopped for the night at Folkestone services, near Dover, wanting to head to Amsterdam tomorrow.

Team Dave and Lewis have stopped for the night near Caen, France, in an Ibis Hotel.

Team Negan have stopped for the night at Reykjavik, Iceland, in a hotel.

Team Running On Empty have stopped for the night in Uppsala, Sweden, in a hotel.

Team The Racing Stripes have stopped for the night in Amsterdam airport, eager to head home tomorrow morning so they can make it back in time – and then some – for a 9am lecture on Monday.

Team The Freedom Fighters… have stopped for night, in so much as they are now sleeping on a coach travelling from Nice to Milan, set to arrive around 5.30am.

Team Wallys have stopped for the night at Stansted airport, will try and get a flight in the morning.

Team 3idiotsontour have stopped for the night at Heathrow airport.

Team Team LA have stopped for the night, having just arrived at an airport in Paris.

Team Some Boys Are Evil have stopped for the night, in so much as they are sleeping on a coach from Dusseldorf to Munich, set to arrive around 7.30am.

Team Dobrudzha have stopped for the night at Westminster, staying at a friends flat… Do they do flats in Westminster? Apartments, surely, darling?

Team Ying And Yang’s Adventures have stopped for the night at Stansted airport, catching a flight to Alicante, Spain, at 6.30am tomorrow. Just a brief sleep for them!

Team Ed And John have stopped for the night at Inverness in a hostel.

avatar Freya Millard November 19, 201712:48 am

Almost 1am and these are the seven teams still on the run…

I’m a Student Get me Out of Here – They’ve landed in Scotland since leaving Newcastle and are looking for a place to stay.

Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters – Currently on a train to Blackfriars from Gatwick.

Team FAB – They’re on a coach to Gatwick from Heathrow to catch their 9:25am flight to Cape Verde (Just off the coast of Senegal) where they are looking like our most likely winners of Jailbreak 2017.

Team Onyva – Crashing rough at Stanstead waiting for a 3am flight to the Ukraine and using their superhero capes as blankets.

Stowaway Stags – Roughing it on a bus from Luxembourg to Munich.

Surge Radio – At the bus station waiting to get a 4am bus to Falmouth where they hope to do more bucket shaking.

Freedom Fighters – Another late night traveller, this team is on a coach to Milan from Nice.

These teams have been travelling non-stop since 8am Saturday morning, they are champions!

avatar Bruno Russell November 19, 201712:37 am

Team Lodgers remain in the lead as we enter the early morning hours, having travelled over 2,000 kilometres to Morocco!

In second place, at 1908 kilometres, is Team Negan who are in Iceland and currently in third place is ‘Running on Empty’: currently 1549 kilometres away in Sweden!

avatar Freya Millard November 18, 201711:47 pm

The total kilometres currently 12,886! Keep up the good work everyone.

avatar Freya Millard November 18, 201710:44 pm

Update: Team FAB have secured flights to Cape Verde which will successfully put them ahead of the rest of the teams.

avatar Freya Millard November 18, 20179:46 pm

Update: Team Lodgers are about to board a train from Rabat to Casablanca – so dreamy!

avatar Freya Millard November 18, 20179:39 pm

A good few of the teams have switched off and settled in for the night.

Goodnight The Flying Scotsman

Goodnight The Racing Stripes

Goodnight I’m a Student Get me Out of Here

Goodnight Hitchhiking Home for Christmas

Goodnight The Wallys

Goodnight Con Victory is Ours!

Goodnight Chris Cross the Globe

Goodnight Dave and Lewis

Sleep tight folks, another big day tomorrow!

avatar Freya Millard November 18, 20179:34 pm

Team Update: Convictory is Ours is set to make big progress tomorrow morning with a flight at 8:55am to Paphos, Cyprus. So long as they get up in time then this could really big a step towards achieving victory.

avatar Freya Millard November 18, 20179:00 pm

Surge Radio have got Jake’s Mum (Head of News) to pick them up and take them to Exeter Airport… bless!

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20178:07 pm

The Lodgers just landed in Rabat, Morocco taking the lead over Negan team !

avatar Freya Millard November 18, 20177:54 pm

Update:

Team Negan who are currently in the lead having just landed in Reykjavik might soon be overtaken by Lodgers who are on the plane to Rabat, Morocco. Fierce competition!

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20177:49 pm

We just reached 11,466km total !

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20177:44 pm

Team Ed and John have also reached Scotland.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20177:28 pm

The Racing Stripes team just landed in Amsterdam from Gatwick.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20177:18 pm

The Freedom Fighters team have just landed in Nice !

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20176:56 pm

Team F.A.B is trying to get to Singapore but they still need to raise £155. Although they won’t reach the destination before the end of Jailbreak, they still would be above India.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20176:39 pm

Team Negan just landed in Iceland!

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20176:24 pm

Team ” Hitchhiking home for Christmas” just tweeted they were off to Geneva, Switzerland.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20176:22 pm

Team “Negan”, on their way to Iceland, has just taken the lead from team “Running on Empty”!

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20176:19 pm

Team “The Flying Scotsmen” just arrived in Scotland !

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20176:12 pm

The teams are approaching 9000 miles total !

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20176:02 pm

6pm update: SUSU TV’s Team “Running on Empty” is still in the lead in Uppsala, Sweden, Team Lodgers is travelling to Rabat, Morocco and Team Negan is on their way to Reykjavik.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20175:40 pm

Team “Some Boys are Evil” just landed in Düsseldorf.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20175:25 pm

Team Bart Scrapple Peas are currently in Belgium and are hoping to reach Amsterdam.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20175:07 pm

Thanks to the team at Mega Bus, team “I’m a student, get me out of here” is now changing plan and heading to Glasgow.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20175:00 pm

5pm update: the total donation right now sums up to £11,640.88

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20174:52 pm

Team Con-Victory is Ours! just got ticket to Cyprus for tomorrow morning.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20174:48 pm

Team F.A.B are still in Heathrow and trying to get on a flight to Sydney but they need more funds.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20174:40 pm

SUSU TV’s team Running on Empty are trying to get to Uppsala (Sweden), while The Flying Scotsmen took a pretty great picture on their way to Scotland.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20174:39 pm

SUSU TV’s team Running on Empty are trying to get to Uppsala (Sweden), while The Flying Scotsmen took a pretty great picture on their way to Scotland.

avatar Lisa Veiber November 18, 20174:18 pm

Eight-hour in update : team Running on Empty has taken the lead and is currently at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Team The Flying Scotsmen is in Newcastle and they are trying to get to Scotland.

avatar Hermione Cook November 18, 20174:10 pm

Exciting update from The Lodgers: Ben and Chandler have fundraised for some tickets to… Morocco! They’re boarding their plane now.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 18, 20173:32 pm

Posted on here earlier, but in case you missed it, here’s link to the main donation page for jailbreaksoton2017: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/jailbreaksoton17

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 18, 20173:30 pm

Let’s not forget that amidst all the drama and fun of fleeing Southampton, all 29 teams are helping raise money for great causes! So far, total donations add up to £5,782.44. With Santander promising to match every £ raised, that’s £11,546 raised so far!

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 20173:22 pm

Team Bart Scrapple Peas looking very suave on their ferry to Dunkirk!

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 20173:15 pm

Team ‘Running On Empty’ have just taken the lead! They are 816 kilometres away, over Danish airspace!

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 20173:05 pm

Team ‘The Freedom Fighters’ have just grabbed tickets to Nice! They’re off at 5.15! I wonder where they’ll go from there…

Bring us back some biscuits guys, you know that would be ‘nice’…

(I’m not even sorry for the bad pun!)

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 18, 20172:59 pm

Update on Team Some Boys Are Evil: they have a flight from Heathrow to Dusseldorf (approximately 640 kilometres away from Southampton)!

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 20172:49 pm

Team Negan have just officially made our day here in Jailbreak HQ…

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 18, 20172:47 pm

BREAKING: Report coming in that Team Tres Amigos have got a lift to Newcastle, courtesy of a Stag Do Party

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 20172:44 pm

TWO teams are now aboard ferries: ‘Team Dave and Lewis’ and ‘Team Unicorn Porn’.

This is going to be a seriously close competition!

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 20172:40 pm

CONGRATULATIONS TEAM NEGAN! They’ve just bagged tickets to Reykjavik courtesy of Easy Jet.

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 18, 20172:39 pm

Team Onyva, composed of David Saudek and Imogen Mcasey, are en route from Heathrow to Gatwick, searching for cheaper flights

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 20172:34 pm

Team ‘The Flying Scotsman’ is still in the lead having got 335 kilometres away but with tickets being booked, and other teams close to buying them, it’s all to play for!

Team ‘Bart Scrapple Peas’ are currently in second place! (192 kilometres)

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 20172:19 pm

Team I’m A Student Get Me Out of Here are stuck in London trying to raise funds to fly to Monaco! Best of luck guys 😀

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 18, 20172:16 pm

Team Dobruzhda have also headed to Heathrow (Terminal 2), but have now split up inside the Terminal in an effort to gain more donations

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 18, 20172:14 pm

Dan Goje, one part of two man team Dobruzhda is going for a traditional approach to raise money:

avatar Hermione Cook November 18, 20172:11 pm

2PM Update from the Jailbreak HQ here on campus – the Flying Scotsmen are still in the lead at 335 kilometres just past Leeds, but we’ve got some teams bound for planes to some seriously cool places!

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 18, 20172:02 pm

Update from Some Boys Are Evil – getting cheap flights at Heathrow is proving a challenge so going to Gatwick as an alternative is being considered

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 18, 20171:59 pm

To donate to any of the teams involved, whether Some Boys Are Evil are your favourite, or you’re gunning for Flying Scotsman, follow the link here: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/jailbreaksoton17

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 20171:53 pm

Our favourite tweet of the day so far from Team Unicorn Porn:

“Do food miles count? We’ve eaten enough snacks to win the challenge”

Afraid not guys….

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 20171:29 pm

Congratulations team Dave and Lewis! They’ve bagged a ferry trip from Britanny Ferries. They’ll be heading to Caen at 2.45!

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 20171:23 pm

Update from the Surge Radio team: they’re currently at Heathrow Terminal 2! If asking for room on leaving planes doesn’t work, they’re heading for the car park and asking for lifts. Good luck Xavier and Ben!

avatar Ivan Morris Poxton November 18, 20171:05 pm

Will Hogan and Ben Pinkey of Stowaway Stags (wearing the hats) are booked for a flight to Luxembourg from Stansted later today. At Stansted they came across a few Jailbreak friends!

avatar Bruno Russell November 18, 201712:51 pm

Team F.A.B. are currently at Heathrow trying to raise money to catch a flight across the world!

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Congrats to our current winners, Tori and Charlie: the Flying Scotsmen managed to get a lift up the M1, and are currently somewhere outside Sheffield!

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Here’s how progress is looking four hours in! We’ve got several teams waiting for flights and ferries (or fundraising for them), so our map will be getting bigger very soon.

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Peter and Sharon having fun in Winchester! Aiming to get to Monaco, just a little way to go… Good luck Team I’m A Student, Get Me Out of Here!

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Here’s how the teams’ progress is going three hours in – lots of people making a bid for London! We’ll be keeping you updated here, on our social media, and you can also follow the teams for yourself on the Lost website.

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Breaking news – Team Running On Empty, SUSUTv’s team, have just been bought tickets to help them get to Oslo! Amazing news and amazing kindness from a complete stranger.

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Team 21, Racing Strypes – Chloe, Isabella and Shaun are aiming for Hong Kong and are in Portsmouth at the moment!


Also rocking the stripes, George and Jack of Convictory Is Ours are hoping for South Africa, and they’re doing it all for MIND, a very important charity to them. They’re currently in London Waterloo, so it’s all very exciting!

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Update: our three winning teams at the moment are

1.) Team 9, The Flying Scotsmen – 146 miles away in Bedfordshire
2.) Team 8, Hitchhiking Home for Christmas – 90 miles away in Beaconsfield Services
3.) Team 26, Some Boys Are Evil – 89 miles away in Heathrow

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The onesies are out in force today: Team 13, Unicorn Porn – Cassie and Leah are hoping to get to Egypt this weekend and are currently in Portsmouth trying to get the ferry.

Team 24, 3 Idiots on Tour – Vignesh, Hasib and Tarun told us that they wanted to aim for space – good luck, lads! Still at the Uni though, so a bit of a way to go…

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Team 28: Laura and Tyler or The Adventures of Ying and Yang – they’re hoping to get to Romania, currently in Southampton still!

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Team 28: Laura and Tyler or The Adventures of Ying and Yang – they’re hoping to get to Romania, currently in Southampton still!

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Progress Update

Team Negan are on route to Waterloo station with their free tickets from South Western railway to then get their free flight to Reykjavik, Iceland courtsey of EasyJet.

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The teams have 36 hours to get as far away from Southampton as possible – this is the challenge of a lifetime!

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The total raised so far is £5,700 – if you would like to donate then here is the link. Santander is match funding this year which is wonderful!

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This year’s chosen charities are MIND, a mental health charity, CLEAR, a local Southampton charity that works with refugees and AIDS Orphan, international charity that works to support kids with AIDS. All some amazing charities that deserve our support!

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avatar Freya Millard November 18, 20178:40 am

Soton Jailbreak 2017 has officially begun! Keep up to date with the teams’ progress via our live blog.

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Second Year French and German MLang, Head of Imagery 2017-18 and knitter. Passionate about tea, grammar and the refugee crisis.

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