PFT ~ Hard or grass surface?

#1
Hi!

Can anyone help? My Son is a 15 year serving soldier and has just missed his PFT timing by 2 seconds. He tells me it is the first time he has ever run on grass for a PFT. Does anyone know the regulations for the type of surface a PFT must be run on or, is there no standard?

A link for MOD fitness standard regs would be helpful. Thanks!
 
#2
Oh dear! how embarressing, not only is your son capable of achieving the bare minimum of fitness tests, his mother comes on here and reveals it.

I think you are a little pathetic looking for a reason why your little boy failed. Maybe both of you need to look inward at yourselves; you for being an over protective mother of a man at least in his thirties and him for crying to you over it.

I doubt he failed by two seconds, people who do generally run it at the next available opportunity and pass.

Don't look for excuses there isn't one, he's pathetic - like mother like son, absolute disgrace.
 
#3
Oh dear! how embarressing, not only is your son capable of achieving the bare minimum of fitness tests, his mother comes on here and reveals it.

I think you are a little pathetic looking for a reason why your little boy failed. Maybe both of you need to look inward at yourselves; you for being an over protective mother of a man at least in his thirties and him for crying to you over it.

I doubt he failed by two seconds, people who do generally run it at the next available opportunity and pass.

Don't look for excuses there isn't one, he's pathetic - like mother like son, absolute disgrace.
Class Class.
 
#4
Wind it in Dinger and get a life, this is a genuine question and he can't get on here at the moment. As I'm an external economist for Government who specialises in the MOD, he asked me if I knew of any standards for the ground you run a PFT on. Are your profile medals as real as his 6 medals he earned in his career?
 
#5
Of course, whenever I need advice about PFT's, or indeed any aspect of army fitness, I always turn to an "external economist for Government who specialises in the MOD" as they're sure to know.

When I first read it, I thought you were saying your son was 15 years old. Surprised he was doing a PFT, but could perhaps understand why he had mumsie on the case. Anyway, I will be helpful, if you/he can get on armynet, a copy of the relevant MATT is on there. Or he could just ask a PTI.

PS - I wouldn't question dingerr about his medals. He's done more than most on here and has a cake to prove it.
 

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#6
Wind it in Dinger and get a life, this is a genuine question and he can't get on here at the moment. As I'm an external economist for Government who specialises in the MOD, he asked me if I knew of any standards for the ground you run a PFT on. Are your profile medals as real as his 6 medals he earned in his career?
Snigger. This should prove amusing.
 
#7
A wah surely? :toilet:
 

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#8
Additionally, as you're an "external economist for Government who specialises in the MOD", why the bloody hell would a 15 years served soldier ask you such a question in the first place? The mention that he "can't get on here" is ridiculous.

**** it. I call wind-up.
 
#10
Perhaps he should eat his cake then Scavenger and have a little respect for a fellow NCO!

The PTIs don't know but agree that it is a slower time on soft grass. The main reason he asked, is that some of the sprogs are raising it as a genuine query. He's not worried about his own timing as it something that happens to everyone at some time.
 
#13
Karin, if he's telling his mum "yeah, I failed me PFT... But it was only by TWO seconds mum, honest.... AND it was on grass ... it's REALLY hard to run on grass y'know" ....it means it was anywhere between 20 seconds and two minutes he failed by....
Have you not learnt Karin? Your son is a lying idle sloth....
 
#14
No, it's not a genuine question. He should know the answer having served for 15 years. Why does being an economist for the MoD qualify you to question the standards and criteria of the British Army.

15 years and a pte - he must be if he's getting his mummy involved asking pte soldier's questions. Are you under some illusion that you are in a position of power?

Have you seen these 6 medals of his? Or has he just told you he has 6 medals, like he told you hr only failed by two seconds? If you really want to help him, tell him he is a disgrace and to get his fat, pie eating arse, through the door and start running, repeat daily, as necessary, until he can complete 1.5miles in less than 11 mins.
 
#15
I'm an external economist
Another name for an over-promoted data entry clerk who has been over promoted due to her penchant of blow-jobs for board members as they read the FT.
 
#16
Of course, whenever I need advice about PFT's, or indeed any aspect of army fitness, I always turn to an "external economist for Government who specialises in the MOD" as they're sure to know.

When I first read it, I thought you were saying your son was 15 years old. Surprised he was doing a PFT, but could perhaps understand why he had mumsie on the case. Anyway, I will be helpful, if you/he can get on armynet, a copy of the relevant MATT is on there. Or he could just ask a PTI.

PS - I wouldn't question dingerr about his medals. He's done more than most on here and has a cake to prove it.
Thanks Scavenger, I've got the link I need to send him now.
 
#17
Do you need a link to question terms of service? As you're not going to like reading that fatso has to get round that 2.4km.
 
#18
No, it's not a genuine question. He should know the answer having served for 15 years. Why does being an economist for the MoD qualify you to question the standards and criteria of the British Army.

15 years and a pte - he must be if he's getting his mummy involved asking pte soldier's questions. Are you under some illusion that you are in a position of power?

Have you seen these 6 medals of his? Or has he just told you he has 6 medals, like he told you hr only failed by two seconds? If you really want to help him, tell him he is a disgrace and to get his fat, pie eating arse, through the door and start running, repeat daily, as necessary, until he can complete 1.5miles in less than 11 mins.
Actually, yes it does. Including the present cuts that are about to be implemented. That'll give you something to have a go at, won't it?

Pte? Assumption is for fools and you are certainly one!

As for his medals? Very real and not paper profile ones like yours it would seem.
 
#19
MATT 2 Extract below

The Aerobic Test (Run) is to be conducted on a 3.2km (800m warm-up and 2.4km best effort) course on level ground affording a good running surface.
 
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