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  1. F

    How hard is the running at Catterick?

    I start CIC at Catterick in January (going for the rifles), I feel mentally ready and I'm confident in upper body but Im a really weak runner, My 5k time is between 27-30 mins depending on when I run (slower in the mornings before I eat). Am I going to really struggle or will I be fine, a few of...
  2. L

    Fitness

    I am 16 years old and next year I am wanting to join the army. However my current physical state is not the best! At this point my 2Km run is 11:15. By this time next year I would like to get it down to 8:00, if that is possible. I am asking for help for a routine or any type of help. Thanks
  3. A

    Advice on assessment running

    Hi everyone I just joined the reserves and I will soon have my assessment. I know the required run is now 1.2 miles (2k) in 11 mins 15 seconds. I have done two practice runs so far and walked for around 3 minutes of it making my run time around 15 minutes. The reason I feel like I need to stop...
  4. A

    Maj. Sam McGrath’s Para Fitness book

    Hi all, So I’m hoping to join the Paras and am pretty much fit enough to do so. (1.2 mile time is 7:30). I’ve been reading Major Sam McGrath’s book called ‘Para Fitness’ as naturally I want to brush up on all aspects before I start, such as strength endurance. However, I was surprised to read...
  5. M

    Back pain while tabbing

    Just wondering if anyone has ever experienced pain in the upper back when starting to run with weights, if so how is this resolved.
  6. Bras19

    Running advice

    So I’ve got my assessment Center soon and I want to adjust/improve my running technique so I can run further for longer. I’ve got to run 2km in 10:15–11:15 maximum Got any tips?
  7. R

    1.5 Run time tips?

    So in about 1.5 to 2 months i will be going to the assessment centre. I am applying for the role of Infantry so need to be able to run a mile 1/2 in under 12:45 but as of today, can only run it in about 13 1/2 minutes. Is 1 to 2 months enough time to shed that extra time and what tips can people...
  8. Goatman

    Runners - fancy a swift Half?

    Here Y'go fit types... Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2017 - Sunday 8th October Sign up now and join the Combat Stress team to run in next year's Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 8th October 2017. This fantastic event is getting bigger and more popular with every passing...
  9. B

    Running 1.5 miles

    Hey guys, any help would mean a lot I will start by giving some background information I am 21, 6ft tall and weight around 72 KG so I applied to join the army as HR specialist. I recently went on my PDA recently everything went great other than 1.5 mile run my time was 15:45!! Ever since then I...
  10. J

    How can I improve my running time

    So ive applied for the British army and I ve been running for around 2 months, prior to then I did little to no exercise. When I first started running I was getting 1.5 miles in around 14 minutes, whereas now I ve got it down to 12 minutes 14. 3 weeks ago I changed my running programme to...
  11. DesertEagle

    Pre Assessment

    Hi everyone. Have my pre assessment tommorow and i was just wondering what i should wear? They haven't told me to wear anything in particular, should i wear sporty clothes such as a tracksuit or what?
  12. Bris

    Marathon Music

    Ladies/Gents/Assorted creatures, For reasons that escape me now, but were apparently very clear when 6 pints deep one night, I've signed up to run a marathon. In Uganda. Yes, I am aware that there's one that's kind of a big deal closer to my London home, and yes, I'm aware that the country...
  13. Rowly8007

    Pirbright fitness

    Hi guys, I know this thread has probably been recycled countless times before already, but I'm just curious as to what fitness level I should be at by the time I start basic (early Feb), as an Air Tech, and what I can expect in my first few weeks? I'm doing 5k+ runs every other day, with 20-30...
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