1.5 mile run question!!!!

#1
Evening gentleman –

Just found this site seems a good place to ask my question

I wanna join the signals and I understand there is this 1.5mile run whooo - and you got to do it in 10.30mins - I can do it in about 12mins will the army guys let me in for basic training at that time or is 10.30 the time u need to get after phase 1?

PLease- advice will be appreciated comical or serious!!!
 
#2
If you are a female, your current time may just suffice. If not, I suggest that you leave your cyber world and start putting some miles on your disco trainers.
 

k613

War Hero
#3
If at 34 I can still do sub 9:30 so can you. Just run faster....!
 
#5
Snot said:
Evening gentleman
There's more than one of us, you know. This isn't a lone bloke's saddo site.

As for the 12 minute question. If you are serious about joining you'll be serious about reducing that time. Pop into your local running shop (not a JJB Sports Supermarket thing) and ask them for advice. Get yourself a good pair of running traininers that are suitable for your weight and running style - this should reduce the chance of injury. And then - GO FOR A RUN. And do it again and again. You will soon get that time down. If you can't - Burger King has some excellent job opportunities...
 
#6
first got back in to training a couple of months ago and my time was 11 mins after the first few weeks i got it down to 9mins 50 now after 2 months i have it down to just under 9mins as of last night. All you have to do is pull your finger out and get outside with your kit on and try.

Set yourself some goals to meet, not too high but also not too easy. eg after 2 weeks aim for 11mins 30 and so on untill you get it down to the time you want.

It will all be worth it in the end and remember the first few weeks are the worst but stick with it and you'll be sweet
 
#9
NAP6W said:
Grow old and then get 11 mins like me!!!! :lol:
We had to do the BF"T" with boots on. You had 11.5 mins if you were under 30. Now Im a big bloke and I had to focus to pass a BFT.

Just as I reach 30 years of age and the extra minute (12.5 mins with boots) the system says you can wear trainers now and drops my time to 10.5 mins. Gutted :(
 
#10
What are the highest possible scores for the BPFA?

I am currently working on my fitness as I have let it slide in the last few months and have always found press ups to be a real drama being of the 'racing snake' build.

While currently being unable to meet the minimum amount of press ups (but they are coming along nicely) I am looking for the max score as a target. Passing at the minimum is a target but it is the minimum after all...

Many thanks to anyone who could provide the info.

Cheers

T_B_B
 
#11
tearsbeforebedtime said:
What are the highest possible scores for the BPFA?

300
 
#13
300 push ups in 2mins? Gulp

Don't think I'll be managing that.


It's not quite that bad only 100 of those 300 points come from press ups and it does not mean 100 press ups either you need to do a certain number for your age group to collect 100 points. Do less and you score less points etc. Speak to a PTI for exact details.
 
#14
I did my selection in back in Nov and they let people in with a run times up to 12:30 but the para`s had to be in under 9:40, I got a 9:37! its not all about the running (but it is an inportant part of the physical test) its more to do with your attitude while you are there and your ability to do what you are told do and not what you think.

Dan,
 
#15
If my memory is correct, to score 100 points for the run, a male under 30 needs to run 8 mins 30, for the press ups 72, can't remember what the requirement to score 100 is for sit ups, but don't worry - just keep banging them out for the whole 2 mins and you won't be far off - beware of burning out your hip flexors too much (that's why you need to train) as this can haev a devastating effect on how fast you run your BPFA. Looking forward to getting 11:30 on my next birthday - determined to come in sub 10 mins stil
 
#16
As the others have said you need to be running more, but dont just keep practicing the 1.5 you should really be looking at a regular 3 4 mile runs and 1 or two good 6 milers each week. If you can manage that without dying or sounding like a donkey with asthma then the 1.5 should be a breeze. The fitter you get for basic the easier time you will have. The wasters at the back always make it easier for you.
 
#17
last thing i heard, which was a couple of months ago and i dont think it has changed, 44 pressups gives 70 points, upto 72 pressups for 100 points. For situps, the minimum is 50 going upto 77 at max out, and maximm points for the run is 8.15, with pass mark being at 10.30 for males under 30.
 
#18
Interceptor said:
Snot said:
Evening gentleman
There's more than one of us, you know. This isn't a lone bloke's saddo site.

As for the 12 minute question. If you are serious about joining you'll be serious about reducing that time. Pop into your local running shop (not a JJB Sports Supermarket thing) and ask them for advice. Get yourself a good pair of running traininers that are suitable for your weight and running style - this should reduce the chance of injury. And then - GO FOR A RUN. And do it again and again. You will soon get that time down. If you can't - Burger King has some excellent job opportunities...

Its a 1.5miles.. Not a marathon...Local running shop get real.. you could do it in flippers or alternatively walk it!! Face it, the unfit individual needs to increase his calorie output and reduce his calorie intake and to do this he must run more!!
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
#19
No, it is 1.5 miles which is 2.4km. Your point about calorie intake/usage is correct, but the problems associated with people training badly or in shoddy kit are well known. They don't make em like they used to. "This recruit has broke - bring me another" is not an acceptable answer nowadays!!
 
#20
Marky5503 said:
Interceptor said:
Snot said:
Evening gentleman
There's more than one of us, you know. This isn't a lone bloke's saddo site.

As for the 12 minute question. If you are serious about joining you'll be serious about reducing that time. Pop into your local running shop (not a JJB Sports Supermarket thing) and ask them for advice. Get yourself a good pair of running traininers that are suitable for your weight and running style - this should reduce the chance of injury. And then - GO FOR A RUN. And do it again and again. You will soon get that time down. If you can't - Burger King has some excellent job opportunities...

Its a 1500mtr.. Not a marathon...Local running shop get real.. you could do it in flippers or alternatively walk it!! Face it, the unfit individual needs to increase his calorie output and reduce his calorie intake and to do this he must run more!!
True - but if we're talking someone who is going to struggle to acheive a BPFA pass, who then wants to follow the advice above (which includes putting out a couple of 6 milers a week), if they don't get a decent pair of trainers then they're going to fcuk themselves up before they even get to meet a PTI.

The end state might well be lower than most of us are used to, but then the start state is considerably lower as well; a fit soldier ought to have less of an emotional time preparing for the marathon which you dismiss than an individual who has so little experience of any physical exercise that they need anonymous advice from the web in order to finish a 1.5 km run in under 12 minutes.
 

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