P Company

#1
Just wondering from the people who have done P Company what it is like. They always say the minimum 1 1/2 mile run should be done in 9:30 and that you should do 12 heaves and all the rest. But what is good standards to achieve prior to going for P Company so that it will be challenging but not arse busting every minute off the day although it is designed to be hard. Basically what is the best way to train so you do not struggle with the demands of the course.
 
#2
If you are worried about P company you shouldn't even try matey!!!! commit to the pain and get a grip , it only get harder after youve passed the course and then the really hard work starts!! 8O !!
 
#3
Why do people always get hung up on the MINIMUM requirements? What is expected, is MAXIMUM effort at all times! If you are wringing your hands, and worrying about a little pain and discomfort (alright, a lot of pain and discomfort! :D ) you might want to consider the AGC. :wink:
 
#4
its a doddle. :wink:
 
#6
Vasco said:
You don't need to bother with all that P Company nonsense to go parachuting - just join the Marines.
Yeh, cos thats a doddle, right? :D :D
 
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#11
paragorge said:
why not attend it then craphat and see if you make the grade?
Surely not a bite!!!!! :D
 
#12
jakeblues68 said:
wooooh

here fishy fishy.......

OK, i will do p coy.....

.......if you get a degree
I have one thanks :wink:
 
#13
Mike444 said:
Just wondering from the people who have done P Company what it is like. They always say the minimum 1 1/2 mile run should be done in 9:30 and that you should do 12 heaves and all the rest. But what is good standards to achieve prior to going for P Company so that it will be challenging but not arse busting every minute off the day although it is designed to be hard. Basically what is the best way to train so you do not struggle with the demands of the course.
Do not worry about all these responses from the chaps in stange coloured berets. It really is just a matter of applying yourself and having the determination to get through. The key is good prep early on and then ease off prior to starting the course. Concentrate on speed over intermediate distances (5 miles) and try to get into the hills over the weekend. Beware of the pill popping (anti inflamatries) that some people seem to survive on. They are right prepare to work harder than you have before and maintain a sense of humour and focus on the end. :D
 
#14
toptip, if youre prone to blisters, spray your feet with deodorant prior to a tab. Sounds toss, but does work.
 
#15
Agreed and take a good supply of zinc oxide tape for your toes, heels and poss your back depending on how used to tabbing with a bergan you are.
 
#16
rennug said:
Agreed and take a good supply of zinc oxide tape for your toes, heels and poss your back depending on how used to tabbing with a bergan you are.
OR, Use schitt loads of vaseline on your feet, a thin pair of socks, then a thick pair. Never had a blister on P Coy using that method. Feels strange, but is less painful than blisters.

SK
 
#17
SKJOLD said:
rennug said:
Agreed and take a good supply of zinc oxide tape for your toes, heels and poss your back depending on how used to tabbing with a bergan you are.
OR, Use schitt loads of vaseline on your feet, a thin pair of socks, then a thick pair. Never had a blister on P Coy using that method. Feels strange, but is less painful than blisters.

SK
The vas also helps to prevent the zinc oxide tape you've put on getting stuck to your sock. A combination of the above preps work imho.
 
#18
scalieback said:
OR, Use schitt loads of vaseline on your feet,
The vas also helps to prevent the zinc oxide tape you've put on getting stuck to your sock.
and also if you happen to need a COs pass :wink: :wink:
 
#19
Loving the …your a hat, yea but at least I’ve got a degree, like that makes any difference – didn’t make any to me.

Anyway back to thread, firstly you need to look upon the P Coy Course as a privilege to attend therefore you need to really throw yourself into it and look to pass it first time. Accept that you will suffer and get injured no matter how hard you train, your frame of mind will carry through. Remember you will be in good company.

The best preparation is simply to hit the road and run, I’d also recommend cross country running. You need to be slapping out at least three times a week for 45mins to an hour. Forget the weights, just push out all the press ups you can muster each night before bed.

As a guide you really should able to do the 1.5 mile under 9:30 and the 2 miler (with full kit) in around 18 mins.

A large part of the course is mental, if you don’t accept the pain you will fail, if you are not confident of passing you won’t.

Good luck but you should need it if you want that maroon lid enough.
 
#20
If your worried you will fail, and not to sounds harsh, unless your one of those people that thrives against odds against them. Do your best if you fail come back again and try again. It annoys me when people want minnum to see where they stand, you want to be the best, maybe not get the best time on the run but excel at other aspects of the test which makes you an ideal candiate... dont do it if you think you cant...!

Cheers 2 CB
 

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