I'm 33 but I have no injuries or medical problems that would prevent me from reaching the same 'pass' times as somebody in their late 20s on a distance run given consistent effort and the right diet. As I understand it, distance stamina and raw strength persist the longest of all atheletic attributes. There are people doing these types of events at the Olympic level well into their 30s. I'm 2 years younger than Paula Radcliffe and nothing I'm conceivably young enough to join asks for performance even close to that level.msr said:Yes, That'll be the one army concept.interestednovice said:So now the TA are tested on all the same exercises as the regulars, does that mean that they have to meet the same run times and number of reps on different exercises for a given trade?
Keep at it. Although you have to run 14 mins for the Risk Reduction Run (RRR) at selection, you will need to be hitting 10.30 for the mile and half (assuming you are under 30) to qualify for your bounty.interestednovice said:Bit of a fat bloke with big shoulders and triceps basically, but I'm sure I can meet the standards for regular infantry selection given consistent running and weight loss in a few more months.
It's mostly gymnastic agility and raw sprinting speed that start to go in the 20s. As I understand it everything else is a matter of effort and can stay so well into your 40s barring medical problems.
Hmm.. enough rambling. I need to go for a jog!