Jailbreak: The Full Results

The Jailbreak 2011 results have been checked, and The Tab can now exclusively reveal the final standings.

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A week after Jailbreakers left Parker’s Piece and hit five different continents, The Tab can exclusively bring you the final results.

5th place: Team 57, Isabelle and Anuj, in Larnaca, Cyprus, 2,025 miles from Cambridge.

Tab tip: If you’re going to befriend some brothers, the Saatchi family are pretty handy contacts.

4th place: Team 8, Jessica and Lucy, in Dubai, UAE, 3,390 miles from Cambridge.

Tab tip: Early birds catch worms; this team boarded their plane by 6pm on Friday.

3rd place: Team 12, Gianluca and Evie, in New York, 3,453 miles from Cambridge.

Tab tip: The Tab is very good at Jailbreak. Two years is long enough to make it fact.

2nd place: Team 49, Alice and Sarah, in LA, 5424 miles from Cambridge.

Tab tip: Newspapers can have their uses, The Guardian certainly did alright for this team.


1st place: Team 107, Samir and Aneesha, in Buenos Aires, 6,940 miles from Cambridge.

Tab tip: If at first guards escort you away from Cambridge station, raise enough money elsewhere to come back and smugly wave at said guards as you buy your ticket.

Find out just how they did it in The Tab‘s exclusive interview.

Yet, as much as Jailbreak is about getting as far away as possible, there are many ways to go about it…

Team 120, Nathan and Clare, win the distinction of getting the furthest of any team that didn’t fly, hitchhiking an impressive 1027 miles from Cambridge all the way to Naples.

Roger Clarke, a Sidney student and member of the Jailbreak central committee, had this to say: ‘This year’s Jailbreak has been the most successful. Feedback from participants has been great. We’ve heard stories of people being stopped by police dressed as cows, of a teams hitching with an ambulance and of pairs having the time of their lives in Amsterdam. We’re still collecting money, but are expecting to smash our target of 30k for charity and confirm the event as the biggest Jailbreak in the UK!’