failed CIC

#1
Hello, wen't to do my CIC yesterday passed weapon test first time around, but failed my 1.5 run by 10 seconds! I think I could of done better but i've had this cold which is on my chest so I had severe pain not trying to make excuses but my sgt said they should of let it go.. bit pissed off cos i was only 10 secs over, going to get my fitness back up and give it ago in a few months..
 
#2
Dry your eyes and stop the snivelling excuses
 
#3
Unlucky, keep at it, I was very close to failing 'cos we did our CIC straight after CMS(R) and I was fooked after 3 weeks of being beasted.

I think I got 10:25.
 

RP578

LE
Book Reviewer
#6
UKChrisT,

It may seem petty, but they've got to draw the line somewhere and if you allow 10 seconds over, where does it end? More to the point, a pass in a PFT is just the start point for fitness in the infantry so use the intervening months to your advantage and get as fit as you can for your next attempt at CIC!

Chin up and keep at it. Good luck mate
 
#8
To be brutally honest, if it takes you ten minutes you aren't really fit enough to be an infantryman. Get your name on the next course, then train train train and do the run in nine minutes flat.

Sh!t happens; you just have to work around it. You aren't the only person to ever get a nasty cold just before a strenuous course, next time you'll pass and it'll be some other bugger.
 
#9
Cheers for all the positive comments, I will definitely work on my fitness!
If anything this has opened my eyes up a bit more, and I understand my fitness need improving so that's exactly what I will do. This gives me the opportunity to build up my fitness so i'll use it to my full advantage, thanks guys.
 
#10
Did any one else fail on the saturday the reason i ask is my unit sent up 10 blokes (if they turned up) they would be wearing rifles cap badge
 
#12
HOllOS said:
Did any one else fail on the saturday the reason i ask is my unit sent up 10 blokes (if they turned up) they would be wearing rifles cap badge
Yes, some other bloke failed not sure what cap badge though.
 
#13
Chris - are you saying you got 14 minutes 10 seconds (or 13 minutes 10 seconds for infantry)?
 
#15
I did PJNCO in July and we did a risk reduction run with CIC on the Saturday and you had 13 min for the 1.5 miles fail that and you go home CIC and PJNCO.

As an INF recruit you need 10.30 for 1.5 miles to pass a PFT.

Nuts
 
#17
Hi all

Did anybody find out what the BFT timings were for CIC? I have spoken to several people who are under the impression that they have up to 13/14 minutes to complete it and therefore on their RRR's are not over concerned when they come in after 12 minutes.....

I am sure that it is 10.30....

Please advise

Thanks
 
#18
Joining Instructions for CIC Course outline is as follows:-

Week 1
Risk Reduction run 1.5 mile 13 minutes
WHT
BCFT 4 mile 15Kg
Battle\Lessons/Battle Exercises
Intro Exercise (Hope it's not Infantry camping as Phase 1...yawn)
Ranges APWT

Week2
Bayonet Fighting
Final Exercise
BCFT 6 mile 20KG, weapon and Helmet
Muster Parade.

On the Solider Under Training Course Attendance and Fitness confirmation form part 1 states:-

As part of the training on your course you will be required to undertake reasonably strenuous physical exercies. You will be expected to take part in several physical fitness training periods including:-

a. A 1.5 mile run, the first at the beginning of your course, in under 14 minutes (at the end, another at either 14 mins, 13,5 mins or 13 mins according to your chosen cap badge).

b. Several strenuous gym fitness periods

c. Several timed loaded marches building up and culminating in a 4 mile march caryying 15kg in under 60mins.
 
#19
Just a thought. In my second week in the Army my intake at Strensall did a fitness assessment of 5 miles in webbing and carrying weapons. We were expected to come in in as fast a time as possible. Most, apart from the Platoon fat cnut, made it in at around 15 minutes. For God's sake fast walking pace is 4 mph. I would suggest that if you cannot do either the BFT or CFT in the allotted time, without having to resort to weeks of intensive training, then the Infantry is not for you. Not being unChristian, just practical.
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
#20
leprechaun said:
Just a thought. In my second week in the Army (DWR - now 3 YORKS) my intake at Strensall did a fitness assessment of 5 miles in webbing and carrying weapons. We were expected to come in in as fast a time as possible. Most, apart from the Platoon fat cnut, made it in at around 15 minutes. For God's sake fast walking pace is 4 mph. I would suggest that if you cannot do either the BFT or CFT in the allotted time, without having to resort to weeks of intensive training, then the Infantry is not for you. Not being unChristian, just practical.
Bollacks. 3 minute miles in webbing?

Talking shite.
 

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