1.5 Mile Time

#1
Lo Everyone, just posting for essentially the first time after reading your forums for a week or so, basically just to say cheers.

Ran the 1.5 mile in its entireity for the first time tonight after a car crash in January which almost wrote off my plans to join the army all together, and im pretty sure that reading some of the advice and abuse you've given other potential recruits when discussing the run has been a big part in getting my wrecked legs to run the distance :D

Cheers all, mong questions to follow as I get further into the joining process :wink:
 
#2
Glad to hear you have completed the distance, good luck to you on getting back to full fitness! :)
 
#5
16 minutes actually! But for a first attempt after surgery Im well pleased, and I know that I can get it to 15 minutes tomorrow :D

shake
 
#6
Thats better than some of the (allegedly) fully fit recruits we get through prior to them attending ADSC, that is.

Good effort mate, and well done to you.
 
#7
what ever you've done with the sarcastic and unhelpful lofty bring him back...only playing..well done to you mate keep working hard and don't give up
 
#8
what is the actual criteria time for the army mile and a half as I know the RM BFT ( and Navy) for a bloke under 30 is 11 minutes 30. Not being clever- am just curious .
 
#9
just had a call from a mate who passed adsc at lichfield today, and he said the runtimes have gone up! some1 passed with 13 minutes...and infantry has gone up to 12 minutes! can anyone clarrify this?
 
#10
Whats happened is that to pass selection if your male you need 12:00 no matter what your doing (think paras still have to do sub 9:00) which has changed because tech trades used to have to do it in 14:00 mins and if your female i think its 13:00 but im not sure correct me if im wrong.

young_lofty said:
Thats better than some of the (allegedly) fully fit recruits we get through prior to them attending ADSC, that is.
yea i went to one of em today just to make sure i was ok for selection and fcuk me some people were getting 16mins and i know least one person dident even finnish it, and the amount of people who were walking some of it think there was about maby a third of us who did it in the 12 mins and dident walk. Dont get me started on how their icebreaker or jerrycan and heaves went.
 
#11
FutureSparky - Dont know if I've missed something here but how did you get to watch/take part in selection just to make sure you were ready? Are you already in the army?

Cheers, shake
 
#12
No it was an insight thing. i donno if all places do it, but its to see if you atcually do wanna join the army not just convincing yourself you do when you might not atcually like it and you can ask real soldiers, so the afco can see if its a waist of time sending you to selection and in my case just to make sure im fit enough to not waist my time at selection.
 
#13
I think you will find he is reffering to what is known as a Personal Development day, I am one of the staff that run them.
Basically, it is a "mock" ADSC.
It is a place for potential recruits to come to so that we can help them work on their fitness, lower their run times, and build confidence and experience of icebreakers.
Once we have gotten them to the appropriate timings, and the ACIO are happy that they are ready to attend ADSC, they can then go knowing they are best prepared for it.
 
#14
Well yea basicly, but as for help if you passed they said well done you passed but you need to keep training, so you can pass selection because you might pass here and not selection. If you failed they said you failed you need to do alot more work so you can pass selection.
 
#15
Pretty much the story here, except if any aspect (usually the run) is failed then the potential applicant is back again the following Friday, as we run these days each week. Everyone who attends is always advised by me to continue training, pass or fail. I have also offered to take them out running after work with me, and to buddy up with other applicants from their area to train with.
It is not simply a case of turn up, work, then go home.
 
#16
we had a lad on our personnal ddeveopment who came out of the royal fusilears (spelling?) 9 weeks ago and now wants to re-enlist into the rlc,
couldnt do one pull up and did the run in 16 minutes!! said he didnt do any training untill the day before, when he also eat realy well!!! muppet!
and he knew what was instore!!!
was a good idea the pre-development day! saves some of the little scroats the embarresment i guess!
 
#17
futuresparky said:
Whats happened is that to pass selection if your male you need 12:00 no matter what your doing (think paras still have to do sub 9:00) which has changed because tech trades used to have to do it in 14:00 mins and if your female i think its 13:00 but im not sure correct me if im wrong.
young_lofty said:
Thats better than some of the (allegedly) fully fit recruits we get through prior to them attending ADSC, that is.
yea i went to one of em today just to make sure i was ok for selection and fcuk me some people were getting 16mins and i know least one person dident even finnish it, and the amount of people who were walking some of it think there was about maby a third of us who did it in the 12 mins and dident walk. Dont get me started on how their icebreaker or jerrycan and heaves went.
As per usual Sparky you are totally wrong with all these quotes, I take it you just fished these times out of the air :roll: . These times on the Look at lifes and personnel developements are a guide line to the recruiters from the staff like Lofty at the courses just to see if they think your on the right lines to pass ADSC selection. When I was recruiting I used to go down on a lot of them to give me more of an idea of what the applicant was like (especially gobby CNUTS like you Sparky). The time for para has never been under 9 minutes for para as you say Sparky it was 9.18 four years ago and was 9.40 last year. The time of 14 minutes you plucked out of the air as never been accepted either and after lots of consultation with various PSO's at different ADSC's they always looked for under 11.30 men and 12.30 women. I have explained this to you on many an occassion Sparky but once again you are proving what an imature know it all CNUT you really are...god I wish I could see your report.

No offence Lofty I have had dealings with this young throbber in the past who doesnt like hearing advice. :evil:
 
#18
The_IRON said:
No offence Lofty I have had dealings with this young throbber in the past who doesnt like hearing advice. :evil:
None taken whatsoever, I'd missed the post he made about the timings- I will double check the new timings for ADSC tomorrow for male and female, junior and adult entry, they have recently changed, as was pointed out to me by a Sgt from our ACIO on last weeks PD. I can't remember them off the top of my head, but I promise that none are under 9 mins.
 
#19
What kit do you have to run in?
 
#20
Just did a search for ADSC and recruit selection centre, no joy.

Think it may be time for my first Arrsepedia entry... :wink:
 
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