I got me pre-test evaluation this Thursday. If I pass a 1.5mile run-time of 09:00, my recruiting Sgt will send me to Pirbright for the legit Selection.
I'll probably pass there. Hopefully if it doesn't take too long for all that - I would hope I'd be there for the 20th of April too.
I'm leaving for Catterick from South East London.
I doubt he'd be refusing to send people to ADSC if they wern't getting a sub 9 minute run time. I went on a 'Look At Life' week with the Rifles prior to Selection and they were pushing us to get a run time under 10:30. The people who were geting closer to 12 mins were not being recommended for ADSC.
The only reason i could see a recruiter pushing for a 9 min run time would be if the potential recruit was going for Para's, i believe you need a 9:18 run time to qualify.
All that being said you could potentially pass the 1.5 mile run with 11:20 (Level 1- Infantry etc.) at ADSC depending the rest of your test results are to a decent standard. Although I wouldn't advise you goto ADSC if your running 1.5 Miles over the 10:30 mark.
there seems to be some confusion.
riggsy (im not a secret agent, ive just read some of your other posts) but i know your going para and thats why theyve probably told you you need under 9 mins at ??bassingbourn??. i had my selection booked then my recruiting sargeant asked if i wanted to go on the day course at bassingbourn. it is a good course and you should try hard because they not recommend you for selection.
for those of you who aren't going for the paras, any other (reasonable) time should be enough to earn you a place on selection.
o and riggsy. do this -9 thing, get sent on selection, pass and i'll see you at catterick on [/u]may 5th[