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Fitness tests on entry ?

#1
Iv recently applied for the TA and have arranged to go in for an interview. I go to the gym regularly but would still like to know what is expected of me .
In terms of running distances and what not. I am set to join as a specialist/ engineer so i dont know if this affects it at all.

so what im basically saying is i have no idea whats expected of me fitness wise and would like to know .

Cheers, Dave

:)
 
#4
Try looking in the "health and fitness forum"
Links to army websites are all broken so change www to www2 and they will work.

At entry level you need to run 2.4km in less than 12:30 after completing a 800m warm up.

Trained standards are higher and vary with age but unless you're over 40 aim for less than 11:30 and expect to knock a couple of minutes or more off that if you're younger.

It's all in there.

Good luck!
 
#5
Can only speak for our Bde - 1.5 miles in under 15 minutes for Selection (to start training). However the official standard is to do same distance in 14 minutes at end of phase 1b (pre 15 day course) or you aren't going. These are risk reduction run timings. Once at 15 day phase (1c) - expected to progress towards full standard which is age / sex dependent
 
#7
Hey, I am about to do my final part B TA weekend before my CMSR and although I can do the mile and a half run in ample time I am under the number of pressups and situps that are required for the BPFT. I know that I have to complete them for the CMSR but does it matter for the Part B course?
 
#8
Hi I am Thinking of joining my Local RE unit. I was a regular for 10 Years and i was in the same TA Unit before joinging regulars. Just wanted to know if i join back up will i have to go througfh all the trainign again or is the a short cut for ex reg's?

My Fitness is not too bad and i think i would pass the BFT and CFT with no issues.

TIA

Cr33p
 
#9
Cr33p said:
Hi I am Thinking of joining my Local RE unit. I was a regular for 10 Years and i was in the same TA Unit before joinging regulars. Just wanted to know if i join back up will i have to go througfh all the trainign again or is the a short cut for ex reg's?

My Fitness is not too bad and i think i would pass the BFT and CFT with no issues.

TIA

Cr33p
It depends on how long you have been out for. If it is less than 3 years then no, otherwise, yes.

msr
 
#10
msr said:
Cr33p said:
Hi I am Thinking of joining my Local RE unit. I was a regular for 10 Years and i was in the same TA Unit before joinging regulars. Just wanted to know if i join back up will i have to go througfh all the trainign again or is the a short cut for ex reg's?

My Fitness is not too bad and i think i would pass the BFT and CFT with no issues.

TIA

Cr33p
It depends on how long you have been out for. If it is less than 3 years then no, otherwise, yes.
msr
My bold - met an RMP who was joining the TA and who did not have to go through the training because she had left the regulars within 6 years.
 
#11
YMMV
 
#12
#13
Ahh Hehe 8 years ish.. so that will be complete trainging then? I last did the 2 Weeks at Gib Barracks is it still Corps specific or does the TA have a central training Barracks now?
 
#14
Your Mileage May Vary
 
#15
Cr33p said:
Ahh Hehe 8 years ish.. so that will be complete trainging then? I last did the 2 Weeks at Gib Barracks is it still Corps specific or does the TA have a central training Barracks now?
i've just joined and they told me it was six so i just managed to get in without doing triaing either way it looks like you'll have to do it
 

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