Anyone going for selection?

#7
5.56mm said:
Nope, but the 1.5 mile route is meant to be the hardest out of them all, have fun and good luck.
Define hardest? Why?


















or is it just really really hard.......

How many have you attempted?
 
#8
no im the week before mate, a week today!!! and yeah im about the same time, 10:30 im hopefully joining royal engineers! good luck mate!!
 
#9
Mike_2817 said:
5.56mm said:
Nope, but the 1.5 mile route is meant to be the hardest out of them all, have fun and good luck.
Define hardest? Why?




















or is it just really really hard.......

How many have you attempted?
I was told it was the hardest, but like people said its only 1.5 miles. I got a pb for me on the run there though.
 
#10
5.56mm said:
Nope, but the 1.5 mile route is meant to be the hardest out of them all, have fun and good luck.
what is it 1 in 1 gradient then? 1.5 miles across a minefield wearing a bucket on your head?

I was told it was the hardest
ahhhh now i see, you were told it was the hardest :roll:
 
#12
nah, Don't worry about the Pirbright run, it's on flat ground, although when you turn left by the 1st gate, there is a *very* small incline, other than that, it's ok.

What makes the run difficult is being nervous, if your too nervous it makes the run harder and you have to put more effort into it, so just focus on correct breathing and try to relax.
 
#14
I maybe subject to a wah or 2 from this question but...
I had a 1.5 mile course worked out at home to prepare for selection on, I eventually got my run time down to 8.05 minutes. On selection the majority was saying that there running time was around the 9.30-10.30 mark. Happy days.

However, at Pirbright my run time ended up being 9.26 and the said majority finished around the 11.30 mark. Anyway some lad had told me he had prepared much the same way I had measured out a mile and half etc etc.

So, is the Army 1.5 mile longer than say a civvy one measured out in a car?
 
#15
take different conditions into account did you do have to partake in a PT sess the day before did you do your 1.5m run at selection straight after breakfast, when i did mine loads stuffed there face at breakfast then had to do there run straight after
 
#17
icemann said:
take different conditions into account did you do have to partake in a PT sess the day before did you do your 1.5m run at selection straight after breakfast, when i did mine loads stuffed there face at breakfast then had to do there run straight after
Well I was the only one who stuffed my face, the recruiter said it would make me run faster! Everyone else had weetabix.

Yeah we had 2 P.T. sessions the day before (PSSR in the morning/afternoon, and some circuit training in the evening), nowhere near as challenging as it could have been, I don't think fatigue would have been much of a factor. It was sunny with a little breeze so fairly good conditions.
 

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