Good Afternoon all, have been a lurker here for a while but thought I should really start asking my own questions. Here we go: I'm 5'7 185lbs (Yea I know!!! ) wanting to join as an Armourer. Went out and did my first ever 1.5M last night w/o any prior training and came in at 14m46s. I say I'm weirdly proportioned as I have a 23" inside leg and a 48" chest. Now, obviously, a shorter leg length is going to prove a hinderence when running - Not making excuses, just giving a few facts. What I'm wanting to know is should I lose the weight before starting to train? or just get on with it? My ACIO reckons I need to be at 160lbs before he will even submit my application. Any thoughts??