advice joining 7 rifles

#1
Basically I want to join 7 rifles in Mayfair and I wanna know the fitness standards for it. I was in 4 PARA for about a month but then jacked coz my fitness wasn't good enough. My 1.5 mile run time going in was 9.37 and I was one of the least fit blokes there. I've been out for a few months now but last time i checked my run time was 9.20. I don't want my fitness to be an issue this time basically so what is the 1.5 mile run time supposed to be at the end of training for a rifleman?

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#2
Basically I want to join 7 rifles in Mayfair and I wanna know the fitness standards for it. I was in 4 PARA for about a month but then jacked coz my fitness wasn't good enough. My 1.5 mile run time going in was 9.37 and I was one of the least fit blokes there. I've been out for a few months now but last time i checked my run time was 9.20. I don't want my fitness to be an issue this time basically so what is the 1.5 mile run time supposed to be at the end of training for a rifleman?

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Under 10min 30secs
 
#7
So if you jacked 4Para why would 7 Rifles want you?
OK i know the TA, sorry Army Reserve are on the look out for young thrusters to join, but a failed 1 month Para?
 
#11
Basically I want to join 7 rifles in Mayfair and I wanna know the fitness standards for it. I was in 4 PARA for about a month but then jacked coz my fitness wasn't good enough. My 1.5 mile run time going in was 9.37 and I was one of the least fit blokes there. I've been out for a few months now but last time i checked my run time was 9.20. I don't want my fitness to be an issue this time basically so what is the 1.5 mile run time supposed to be at the end of training for a rifleman?

Cheers
I don't know much about the TA but I can't imagine they'd want you if you jacked 4 para after 8 days of training. If I were you, I'd give myself an attitude adjustment, put in some hours in the gym, and have another crack at 4 para. They'll respect you for it a lot more than 7 rifles will when they learn you jacked, and you'll respect yourself for it.

If you're running 9.20 and can carry a bit of weight, you're no more than a couple of months from the required standard anyway.
 
#12
You should give 4 Para another crack. Don't jack, give what you got because you'll improve over time. If they don't want you then they will tell you when to go.
One month is NOT enough time to assess your capability or get fitter. 2 weekends you did??? Its supposed to be hard but you need to adopt the attitude of "ill stick it out".
One more thing to consider, theres more to soldering than being fit. Anyone can train to be fit but not everyone has what it takes to be a soldier.
Give it another go and if they sack you off then you didn't quit, you gave it your all.
 
#13
They'll respect you for it a lot more than 7 rifles will when they learn you jacked,
Not at all - we get a fair few guys coming across once they found out that the Parachutists are not for them. Not an issue from our PoV.

We even got some gwars a little while ago and now have that tick in the E&D box.
 

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