I didn't actually go this year, but I know that those who participated had the opportunity to get some MATTs ticked off at the same time. This included the 6 mile CFT. Unfortunately if you are unlucky enough to be part of a certain REME Bn, and you passed your 6 mile CFT, it won't count. Why?... Because our beloved TM has ordained that you must first have passed your PFT or, failing that (literally), have passed the 2 mile and 4 mile CFT 'beat up training'!! Sadly, all that hard work a couple of weekends ago will only count as the 2 mile CFT. Now I can understand some of the logic of having a bench mark to work from, in order to avoid having unfit/injured soldiers drop out of the 6 miler (be it a mile or 5 miles into it) on a MATTs w/e. However, common sense would say that the guys who took part on the mil skills competition and passed the CFT have clearly met their fitness requirement. WHY MAKE THEM JUMP THROUGH ALL THESE RIDICULOUS HOOPS? With enthusiasm for Ex Sthn Cfn at an all time low within our coy particularly (although I get the feeling it's across the bn), the lure of gaining some MATTs out of being part of the team was one of the few reasons for attending. If they then turn around and say that if you're part of our bn, it won't count for anything, how do they expect attendance to pick up next year? Or should we simply stop after 2 miles on the march and shoot, and refuse to go any further because we haven't had our tick in the box for the 4 and 6 milers? Any thoughts? CoC at coy level have tried (and failed) to reason with the decision. Is this legally binding? Are there any other units who have silly rules like this?