Monkey Run; why on earth is it still taught?

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by Bravo_Bravo, Dec 16, 2007.

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  1. Never used outside of training, and it hurts.

    So why is it still taught ( or am I out of date? )

  2. Never had to leave a nurse's home covertly then?
  3. Two sure things in life; death and nurses...
  4. Indeed, because you can evade/avoid taxes!
  5. As soon as one of our commonwealth brethen complain about it, It will stop (or at least change name).
  6. I was always led to believe it was developed from carrying a casualty with leg wounds underneath you (underslung) and they hugged your torso? Quicker than dragging.. I might be wrong...
  7. i have been taught monkey run to be used for a casualty who can not walk but who is concious they place there hands around your neck and you use the monkey run as a fast method to keep low.
  8. I thought it was just a punishment! Like touring the harbour on your belt buckle telling the whole Pl that you're a lizzard... in the style of Madonna.

    "Like a Lizzard... Ooh! Touched for the very first time"

    T C
  9. The bit I query is the "need" to use your knuckles on the ground, not the posture as such.

    Apologies for bone posting.
  10. We were once forced to Monkey Run for about 3 miles by the QMSI on Battlecamp at Grobbendonk once, then about an hour later we did a BFT. My time was about 2 mins slower than normal.

    I fcuking hate Monkey Runs.

    Best thing about being a civvy.
  11. the reason for doing it on your nuckles , is so if there are sharp objects on the ground instead of going through palm of your hand it will go between the gap of your fingers in theory.
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