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right chaps, i've just finished phase 1 at pirbright, so im starting this thread for anyone who is about to start phase one there to ask (sensible) questions. :)
 
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Is there anything fitness wise you didnt do prior to training that you now wished you had?

Was it at all enjoyable, or just a means to an end?
 
#5
yeah, we got issued MTP, Fitness wise, plenty of long runs and hill sprints should sort you out for the running side of things and work on your cardio too, you'll do plenty of strength and conditioning and endurance runs at first and later on you'll do tabs and assault courses but if you work on endurence runs and cardio/hill sprints then you should be ok, as for finnishing top of my intake (consisting of 3 troops) the person with the fastest run time had a 7:10 mile and a half, and it was not me, no issues with admiting that. and no it was not all enjoyable, there were some shit time, and also some very good times, you just have to take the good times and work through the bad.
 
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yeah, we got issued MTP, Fitness wise, plenty of long runs and hill sprints should sort you out for the running side of things and work on your cardio too, you'll do plenty of strength and conditioning and endurance runs at first and later on you'll do tabs and assault courses but if you work on endurence runs and cardio/hill sprints then you should be ok, as for finnishing top of my intake (consisting of 3 troops) the person with the fastest run time had a 7:10 mile and a half, and it was not me, no issues with admiting that. and no it was not all enjoyable, there were some shit time, and also some very good times, you just have to take the good times and work through the bad.
How shit does it get?
 
#8
you get paid on the last working day of every month (you will have a brief when you arrive about pay and entitlements etc) and it can get very shit, everyone has different breaking points and ways of handling stress, some people go and sit in the toilets and cry, and then carry on and others talk to the section about it, i cant say how shit you would find it because it may well be different for you, but all i can say is that if you have a shit day or a few bad moments, dont quit just stick in there.
 
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we were an intake consisting of 3 troops (so a big one) umm i cant say for the other troops, but my troop lost 8, one of which was ufased (unfit for army service) 2 were medicaly discharged and the rest just quit
 
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we were an intake consisting of 3 troops (so a big one) umm i cant say for the other troops, but my troop lost 8, one of which was ufased (unfit for army service) 2 were medicaly discharged and the rest just quit
Unsuited to.

Not unfit, thats means something else.
 
#17
FFS, the lad comes on here, posts in the correct forum what is a fairly reasonable post and some throbbers lay into him. Another nail in the ARRSE coffin.

If its in the NAAFI fair game. Its not.
 
#19
well, if you mean standing infront of your troop staff crying your eyes out because you've had a tough day.....then serious questions would be asked about your suitability for being there, however, when people disappear to the ablutions for 10 mins in their own time in the evening and sit in the cubicle discussing things with themselves, no one realy cares, everyone has downers. as for a red card, it's the army, if you dont want to be shouted at join the scouts. (generaly if you get a bollocking its because you fucked up, not because they feel like giving you shit)
 
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well, if you mean standing infront of your troop staff crying your eyes out because you've had a tough day.....then serious questions would be asked about your suitability for being there, however, when people disappear to the ablutions for 10 mins in their own time in the evening and sit in the cubicle discussing things with themselves, no one realy cares, everyone has downers. as for a red card, it's the army, if you dont want to be shouted at join the scouts. (generaly if you get a bollocking its because you fucked up, not because they feel like giving you shit)
Just be aware that some people on here are winding you up.
 
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