Recently went to ADSC litchfield for my selection. 1st Job choice was parachute regiment. Had been training hard and got tested by my recrutement centre who run a fitness club. Had a pb of 8.33 by the time i got to lichfield, easily enough for the 9.18 recuired for the paras. When it came to the day of the run, I was suprised to see that the circuit was on a grass field, and not the sort you would play sport on because it wasnt short enough and wasnt flat. Anyway felt good for the first lap, did go off a little too hard but i usually do that but by the time i crossed the line of the first lap of two i was completley shattered, but i kept going, crossing the finish line with my legs feeling like jelly. Found out later that I had a time of 9.44, over a minuite off my pb. Now i have to go back in a months time because i deferred myself because i didnt want to take my second choice and i may as well go back cuz i would have been waiting till april for my second choice. The only thing i can think of is that the grass added this time. Are they allowed to run the test on grass, because it was more like a cross country run rather than a proper test of distance. I mean its okay when you only have to achieve an average time but 9.18 is pretty good going so when you add the minuite that the grass added on to my time, i'm going to need to get a pb of 8.18 in training. Any help or comments would be apprieciated.