LIVEBLOG: RAG LOST 2017

Follow all the teams’ antics here, as they race to beat Oxf*rd in this year’s RAG LOST

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We’re going to be getting direct updates from the RAG team, hot off the hypothetical press, about all the teams’ progress! The teams are starting off at the Attenborough Nature Reserve, in Nottingham, and will be racing to get all the way back to RAG HQ in Cambridge, all in the name of charity and the no less noble cause of beating Oxford. Keep up to date here – we’ll be active all day.

Remember to donate here, in support of your pals who are braving the British winter for the sake of altruism.

 

21:18

Love Island’s Chris Hughes has tweeted endorsing RAG Lost and Anna and Jonah’s team!

Turns out donating to charity is his type on paper

20:40

Team 8 arrived back home after using Tinder matches to get lifts

 

 

20:26

After a quick break, this is the story so far!!

 

the low down hoe down

Right now teams 16, 32 and 11 and 13 have made it back to base,home n dry!!

Team 16 have got a lovely tattoo:

dumbo eat ur heart out

 

And the one, the only UNION JONAH has given us the quote straight from the rower’s mouth- ‘it’s amazing how much you can get done when you get up early..’  or you can j get up at 5 to shepherd some oddly stressed Cantabs off to Nottingham and eat junk food and watch Thomas the tank engine vines all day like we’re all doing rn lol

 

u get used to the early mornings

18:56

nobody puts baby on the front door step hehehe

18:55

Space heroes have not only been the 5TH TEAM TO ARRIVE… but they’ve also delivered a baby!!!

ET PHONE HOME

18:33

Team 1 have just arrived back in Cam after hitch hiking 5 cars and walking up the M1 #hitchhikelife

Took the scenic route

18:27

Each team was given a list challenges worth different points ranging from 10 to 100. Team 37 is currently winning on the challenges front, with 1120 points, putting them in the lead so far. Anything could happen though so stay tuned!

18:20

Our teams are almost 9 hours into LOST, here are their whereabouts as of this very moment.

Cantab Coordinates

 

18:16

Team 37 have bumped into their doppelgängers – hopefully they too can make it back to Andy

Toy Story takes Cam

 

18:10

Team 4 have made it back to Cam, making them the third team making it back to base – well done!

17:42

Team 37 #brumbruming to Cam rn but a fight has just broken out- dw kids, everyone is safe thooo

17:33

RAG has hit the £9000 fundraising mark so well done everyone!! Everyone keep donating!

17:30

Team 8 Lost Wolves have inked up #shewolf

sideboob for dayz

17:15

It’s quarter past 5 and we here at HQ are getting ready for Turf pres #brumisthenewedge

17:07

Team 29 still using last years route and are on the coach to Birmingham #brum brum

17:05

Team 36 have flown in on the wings of glory back to HQ- well done kidzzz

doctors will see you now

17:00

Team 27 channelling some Avril on this lovely autmnal saturday

he was a skaterboy…

16:50

Josh from Team 7 blue us away with his new en-route do #fromrag2fab

Blue is the warmest colour

16:35

It’s all avocaGO at HQ- pitta is hot off the press

don’t be bitter hav some pitaaaa

16:26

Rumours have been confirmed- one of the lovely Team 18 is getting a tattoo! Direct quote- ‘we’ll update u when the magic is complete (winky face emoji)’

16:21

All quiet in the office atm.. but look what Emma’s found on MEMEBRIDGE!!! Can’t ever say the tab isn’t relevant guys xxx

checking our live blog with a good cup o jo hehehe

16:01

Apparently Lost teams are getting permenant tattoos for one of their challenges #dedication #more dedicated than I’d ever be to my degree

15:41

Blimey, astronomic team 20 has landed from OUTER SPACE (a.k.a nottingham)!! First team back congratz guyssss

beam me down to cam scotty

15:22

Team 19 have found some fellow cantabs, who were visiting Nottingham, and are now in a car on the way back to Cambridge. #Cantabsolidarity.

15.06

Team 32 have just got a National Express coach, for free, to Milton Keynes. Enjoy that 77 mile Coach Journey!!

 

14.51

Team 35 have just contacted RAG asking a hypothetical “how many points we will win if I get married?”. SPICY. RAG, in response, have stated that they are not liable for the divorce and annulment fees. How pessimistic.

14.35

Team 11 have completed challenge 47; a puntastic task visiting Doughnotts. Har har…

14.21: FIRST TEAM BACK

…….. Fake news, it’s just my colleague who will be carrying you through until 3. Enjoy!

14.13

#Trollied.  Team 16 have just completed challenge 30. Looks like some people are getting a little CARRIED AWAY. Here’s a link.

14.01

Here’s a heart-warming snap of an Oxford-Cambridge shirt swap on the one day a year when The Tab support inter-university friendship. Apologies for delay- Eduroam was getting into the spirit of LOST yet again.

 

13.47

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH FOUND*

*In pictorial form. Just days after David Attenborough was spotted in his natural environment of Clare College, Cambridge, here he is with Team 35’s Chewbacca has caught a snap with him.

13.40

Team 13 (ft. Union President elect) have been waltzing with strangers, increasing Union access a dance at a time. Turn to the RAG LOST event on Facebook to watch the video. Meanwhile Team 12 have found a doppelganger Princess Leia!

13.28

BOTTLED IT: Team 10 have completed challenge 92! For those of you who haven’t spent your Saturday morning reading up on the challenges, that means they’ve helped a stranger pack their shopping. The charity doesn’t stop.

 

13.05

BREAKING: Team 22 have achieved the unthinkable, and managed to get a Starbucks barista to get their name right. What a time to be alive!!

12.47

Eduroam suddenly cut out, and all of a spudden we’ve had an influx of pictures with people holding potatoes. Looks like Team 3 are getting off to a good starch…

12.40

Team 6 are really taking English Lit analysis liberties to a new level. Here’s Jamie ‘completing’ challenge 53 – posing with something with your name on it… High 2.1 for effort.

12.26

Team 2 have fulfilled every 16-year-old Surrey girl’s date dream by playing a game of mini golf

12.18

UPDATE: Team 17, comprised of teammates Charlie and Tisha, have managed to wheedle their way onto a plane. That’s obi-wan for the photo album…

11.30

BREAKING: Jonah Surkes, renowned BNOC and Union President elect, has featured with teammate Anna Jennings on the airwaves of Nottingham Radio, to promote RAG LOST.

Such a big deal that the RAG team even set up a personal hotspot on the coach back just to listen to their dulcet tones.

11.00

We’re right here with the RAG LOST coordinators, Liam and Emma, in the illustrious and very #profesh venue that is Caffe Nero. They’ll be giving us exclusive updates before anyone else – stay tuned for all the spicy deets.

9.30

Behold! All these young whippersnappers have been sent on their merry way from the Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottingham. May the odds be ever in your favour, young Cantabs.