passed selection yipee!!!!

#1
Hello

As some of you may or may not know, i went for selection on 9th/10th october to ADSC Lichfield.

Passed with a grade A!!

8.32 1.5 mile run time, 7 heaves, full 2X20kg jerry can distance, full weight on dynamic lift, good>very good on icebreaker, 21/30 on TST test, full marks on grenade test and 1st in the run aswell ;)

i found the strict discipline a bit of a shock at first as did all the other lads but i got more used to it as time went on, i went with a good set of lads and thankfully as much as i was worrying about the medical with all these rumours of heart murmur defferals i passed my medical with no issues at all except a letter to get my GP to describe i need some wax softener in m left ear!,, but that was it.

Overall a very steep learning curve and very strict discipline but i did enjoy it, getting back yesterday at home felt weird, even after just 36 hours there.

I got my first job choice, technical supply specialist in the Royal Signals, so im guessin i will start January-ISH as i heard there is about a 2-2 1/2 month waiting time and then you dont start mid decemeber because i heard there is a 2 week leave period, so im guessing sometime in January.

I will keep my running up and try longer distances, firstly 1.5 mile again then 2, 2.5, 3.0 3.5 and 4 mile jogs, and try and work on my weakest event which is press- up's.

Anyone have any questions about selection/Lichfield please ask as im sure i will have the answer.

Also i think one of the coporals/sargeants said Lichfield is closing in january so if i get a later start date then january (i got to lichfield ATR for CMS), then i will probably start CMS at Bassinbourn, we shall see!!

so ive trained on the run for months, and it's paid off, keep training hard of all you who have yet to get to selection and when you do lose your attitude, and do what the fu** they say when the fu** they say it (as the coporals put it;).

Well done me again,

Pat on back

BW
 
#2
ben1985 said:
Hello

As some of you may or may not know, i went for selection on 9th/10th october to ADSC Lichfield.

Passed with a grade A!!

8.32 1.5 mile run time, 7 heaves, full 2X20kg jerry can distance, full weight on dynamic lift, good>very good on icebreaker, 21/30 on TST test, full marks on grenade test and 1st in the run aswell ;)

i found the strict discipline a bit of a shock at first as did all the other lads but i got more used to it as time went on, i went with a good set of lads and thankfully as much as i was worrying about the medical with all these rumours of heart murmur defferals i passed my medical with no issues at all except a letter to get my GP to describe i need some wax softener in m left ear!,, but that was it.

Overall a very steep learning curve and very strict discipline but i did enjoy it, getting back yesterday at home felt weird, even after just 36 hours there.

I got my first job choice, technical supply specialist in the Royal Signals, so im guessin i will start January-ISH as i heard there is about a 2-2 1/2 month waiting time and then you dont start mid decemeber because i heard there is a 2 week leave period, so im guessing sometime in January.

I will keep my running up and try longer distances, firstly 1.5 mile again then 2, 2.5, 3.0 3.5 and 4 mile jogs, and try and work on my weakest event which is press- up's.

Anyone have any questions about selection/Lichfield please ask as im sure i will have the answer.

Also i think one of the coporals/sargeants said Lichfield is closing in january so if i get a later start date then january (i got to lichfield ATR for CMS), then i will probably start CMS at Bassinbourn, we shall see!!

so ive trained on the run for months, and it's paid off, keep training hard of all you who have yet to get to selection and when you do lose your attitude, and do what the fu** they say when the fu** they say it (as the coporals put it;).

Well done me again,

Pat on back

BW
Make that another BIG pat on the back!! Well done indeed!!! Pleased for you!
 
#5
erm, the route isn't really that hard, it's twice round a set course with a bit of an incline in one area.

But remember, you will be knackered from the days PT before, and you also do a whole warm up lap once round the track, half walking, and half jogging!!, so in effect you really need to train for 2 miles, that way you should find it easier fella.

but yer, in a nutshell, if you was fresh, and lots of energy, not hard at all but after all the energy you've used and the state you will be in, it does make it harder ;)

BW
 
#6
Well done Ben - my daughter's just passed out of Phase One and I can tell you there is no prouder moment at that stage in life. If you're as fit as possible and have the right attitude basic should be okay. Have another pat on your back :w00t:
 
#7
ben1985 said:
Hello

As some of you may or may not know, i went for selection on 9th/10th october to ADSC Lichfield.

Passed with a grade A!!

8.32 1.5 mile run time, 7 heaves, full 2X20kg jerry can distance, full weight on dynamic lift, good>very good on icebreaker, 21/30 on TST test, full marks on grenade test and 1st in the run aswell ;)

i found the strict discipline a bit of a shock at first as did all the other lads but i got more used to it as time went on, i went with a good set of lads and thankfully as much as i was worrying about the medical with all these rumours of heart murmur defferals i passed my medical with no issues at all except a letter to get my GP to describe i need some wax softener in m left ear!,, but that was it.

Overall a very steep learning curve and very strict discipline but i did enjoy it, getting back yesterday at home felt weird, even after just 36 hours there.

I got my first job choice, technical supply specialist in the Royal Signals, so im guessin i will start January-ISH as i heard there is about a 2-2 1/2 month waiting time and then you dont start mid decemeber because i heard there is a 2 week leave period, so im guessing sometime in January.

I will keep my running up and try longer distances, firstly 1.5 mile again then 2, 2.5, 3.0 3.5 and 4 mile jogs, and try and work on my weakest event which is press- up's.

Anyone have any questions about selection/Lichfield please ask as im sure i will have the answer.

Also i think one of the coporals/sargeants said Lichfield is closing in january so if i get a later start date then january (i got to lichfield ATR for CMS), then i will probably start CMS at Bassinbourn, we shall see!!

so ive trained on the run for months, and it's paid off, keep training hard of all you who have yet to get to selection and when you do lose your attitude, and do what the fu** they say when the fu** they say it (as the coporals put it;).

Well done me again,

Pat on back

BW
'Strict discipline' comes later. What you experienced was a gentle introduction. :wink:

Anyway; very well done on passing, keep up your fitness and enthusiasm. It can slacken off if you don't get a quick intake date.

If they still do the 1 1/2 mile warm up before the running test you scored an excellent time.
 
#13
Ah, well done Ben, decent runtime aswell!

21 / 30 on TST, Is the test the same for each ATR as I have heard that some are out of 55? Could anyone provide abit more info on this please :)
 
#16
cheers for all the comments :)

My only weakness really is press-up's im not too good at them, i can currently do about 15 in one go, maybe 20 at a good push

you have to pass the basic fitness test?, something like that in phase 1 wchich requires you to do 44 pressups in 2 minutes, so im just going to work on them at the moment, i dont think i need to go mad on the running yet ;)

BW
 
#17
I may be wrong, but ATR (L) is closing next year.

All RE recruits are going back to Bassingbourn, and if my source is correct you will go to Pirbright.

Congrats anyway.
 
#18
Congrats mate, hopefully I'll be saying much the same as you are now (including that <9minute run time) when I go down for selection. Keep on at it.
 
#19
im going for techncial supply specialist in the Royal Signals, one of the corporals there at selection mentioned it would be closing in January, so does that mean i will go to basinbourn or pirbright, the corporal said it's likely to be bassingbourn.

cheers

BW
 
#20
ben1985 said:
im going for techncial supply specialist in the Royal Signals, one of the corporals there at selection mentioned it would be closing in January, so does that mean i will go to basinbourn or pirbright, the corporal said it's likely to be bassingbourn.

cheers

BW
He should be the subject matter expert but all signs are showing that all Sigs entries (less junior entries) will be going to Pirbright.
 

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