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have a question to ask ?. I was ufas in October with 1 Year wait to reapply. is it Possible to apply sooner. I did a prior service check and my csm imform me that army already made their decision and it cannot be appeal is that Normal ?.
 
Hi everyone, it's me again :wave:
I was just wondering how flat/hilly the running course is at the Glencourse assessment centre?
Where i run my 2k at home, i have a mix of flat, downhill and slight uphills so i'm hoping this will help me as i have no clue what the course is like at Glencourse.
Cheers for any responses i get in advance. I appreciate it :)
 

mccarronm3

Clanker
Hi everyone, it's me again :wave:
I was just wondering how flat/hilly the running course is at the Glencourse assessment centre?
Where i run my 2k at home, i have a mix of flat, downhill and slight uphills so i'm hoping this will help me as i have no clue what the course is like at Glencourse.
Cheers for any responses i get in advance. I appreciate it :)
Not ran it in years but pretty sure it’s a flat pathway
 

S7015642F

Clanker
Hi everyone, it's me again :wave:
I was just wondering how flat/hilly the running course is at the Glencourse assessment centre?
Where i run my 2k at home, i have a mix of flat, downhill and slight uphills so i'm hoping this will help me as i have no clue what the course is like at Glencourse.
Cheers for any responses i get in advance. I appreciate it :)
I ran it in Feb 2019, you will do your team tasks and grenade throw on final day. Which you’ll go into sports hall to put down all your stuff including any water bottles. There are two routes that selection centre at Glencorse do. 1) Which i did, you’ll start your warm up from there, you’ll run down rugby/ football field. Through back gate which you go off camp and run with everyone else down a hill towards a trail run. You get to a bridge and you have a couple minutes to catch your breath then you’re off. The route is all flat and you run towards a gate that you have to touch (was half way point) then you run back. I did 1.5 mile run so distance would’ve shortened. 2) They do this when its been raining, you do laps of the parade square.

Some tips: Train for 2.8km as you need to be able to carry on from the warm up and this caught few people out. Train without water as you cant take this on your run. Take some safety pins for the bib, as when i did my run, the bib i was given was far too big and was falling down my body the entire time of the run. I still managed to pass my time. Also be prepared to get some lovely purple bruises from the grenade throw which I know one lad couldn’t do the run after as he injured his knees.


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I ran it in Feb 2019, you will do your team tasks and grenade throw on final day. Which you’ll go into sports hall to put down all your stuff including any water bottles. There are two routes that selection centre at Glencorse do. 1) Which i did, you’ll start your warm up from there, you’ll run down rugby/ football field. Through back gate which you go off camp and run with everyone else down a hill towards a trail run. You get to a bridge and you have a couple minutes to catch your breath then you’re off. The route is all flat and you run towards a gate that you have to touch (was half way point) then you run back. I did 1.5 mile run so distance would’ve shortened. 2) They do this when its been raining, you do laps of the parade square.

Some tips: Train for 2.8km as you need to be able to carry on from the warm up and this caught few people out. Train without water as you cant take this on your run. Take some safety pins for the bib, as when i did my run, the bib i was given was far too big and was falling down my body the entire time of the run. I still managed to pass my time. Also be prepared to get some lovely purple bruises from the grenade throw which I know one lad couldn’t do the run after as he injured his knees.


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Wow thank you for this! This has been really helpful to me! I completely forgot about the 800m warm up run ‍ luckily I can do my 2k in 10 mins 20 seconds so far so I think I should be okay. I'm relieved that the course is felt, but I will still train for hills as well, cause that will help me during basic anyways
 

S7015642F

Clanker
Wow thank you for this! This has been really helpful to me! I completely forgot about the 800m warm up run ‍ luckily I can do my 2k in 10 mins 20 seconds so far so I think I should be okay. I'm relieved that the course is felt, but I will still train for hills as well, cause that will help me during basic anyways
I really would train for longer distance and don’t use headphones for music either. The warm up I thought was okay but when I went and done the run i had a lot of people going for infantry and when you first set off they all sprint off. You get taken back by it all and try to keep up but remind yourself you’re not going for that role, especially when the intake was 30+ people. I was going for medic so needed under 14 mins for my 1.5 mile and I had a solider from infantry run along aside me after half way screaming to overtake the person in front of me and when I did he then was shouting at her to do the same, for her to overtake me but she never did, he did this screaming most of the run- it was an experience . When I finished my run I found all the lads were high-fiving you being really positive and one of the girls come in last everyone cheered for her. On selection its mostly a positive experience so you’ve got to be nice and help each other out. If you don’t you’ll stand out a mile off from the others
 

S7015642F

Clanker
how much notice do you get before you get into harrogate? like once youve done your visit to the ac
I think it depends how old you are as you have to be between 16 and 17 years, 5 months to enter training. If you’re older than that on intake you’ll go to adult training centres. You also need to have passed selection. They only have two intakes a year: 1 in September and 1 in March.
 
I think it depends how old you are as you have to be between 16 and 17 years, 5 months to enter training. If you’re older than that on intake you’ll go to adult training centres. You also need to have passed selection. They only have two intakes a year: 1 in September and 1 in March.
im 16 and 2 months and my applications already pretty much complete, just need to wait for lockdown to end so i can do my selection. hopefully its all done for september
 

S7015642F

Clanker
im 16 and 2 months and my applications already pretty much complete, just need to wait for lockdown to end so i can do my selection. hopefully its all done for september
Well when you go to selection and say you pass everything including medical not a deferral you’ll get a phone call the next working day to be placed on to training. They’ll need to do final checks before you’ll receive your letter of employment through the post. I was on the phone to my careers office and they said they are planning to open selection centres soon but will only be allowing half the capacity on. But nothings happened so far yet
 
Well when you go to selection and say you pass everything including medical not a deferral you’ll get a phone call the next working day to be placed on to training. They’ll need to do final checks before you’ll receive your letter of employment through the post. I was on the phone to my careers office and they said they are planning to open selection centres soon but will only be allowing half the capacity on. But nothings happened so far yet
My careers office hasnt said anything about assessment centres potentially opening again. Dk I need to ask them about it or will they tell me themselves??
 

jave1

Crow
Got a call today saying that they are looking to organise start dates for those who had theirs cancelled. So people dates that are still active might be moved a few days later or forwards(which they try not to do I asked), people might change locations due to demand and there is noway of knowing how you'll be effected because this is a new process for them as well. Just keep an eye on your portals as it's happening sometime next week.
 
Well when you go to selection and say you pass everything including medical not a deferral you’ll get a phone call the next working day to be placed on to training. They’ll need to do final checks before you’ll receive your letter of employment through the post. I was on the phone to my careers office and they said they are planning to open selection centres soon but will only be allowing half the capacity on. But nothings happened so far yet
okay cheers
 

Lienad

Crow
I've been out of the UK for around 2 years on temporary working holiday visas and I'm currently in Canada. British citizen/male/29. I've been trying to get permenant visas for these countries but because I'm not qualified i can't stay. I lost my job and I've realised that I don't have much going for me. Travelling is good but its not permanent. I'm considering coming back to the UK and applying to be a driver/comms specialist. Its a priority role at the moment. I've always had a calling for the army and always regretted not joining. My outdoors activities suit the lifestyle and I've been a bit obsessed with it since i was little.
But before i do is there anything you see here that would barr me from getting in thats obvious? I did speak to an army live chat person but he wasnt very helpful he seemed busy and couldn't answer my questions.

I did some phase 1 training with the TA in 2008. I didn't complete training. My unit disbanded and i was given the choice to leave instead of move to the new unit as i wasnt interested in that unit and i just got a new job that i traveled around the world with.

In 2007 i think i took two applications for the regulars home but was talked out of taking it back by my family.(I gave in and bottled it) I was 17 and indecisive.

5 years ago i smashed a joint in the big metatarsal in my foot. I had a cortisol injection. I went back to work to early so it took a while to heal. It hasn't bothered me for years and i run ultra races over mountains with no pain in the joint.

7 years ago i had a scratch on my cornea. It kept coming back until i went into hospital and they scratched with a big needle allowing it to heal properly. I've had no problems for years.

If nobody can see any potential problems with this information then I'd think about when to go back and apply. Would i have to stay in the UK once id applied or are they giving whatsapp/skype interviews due to the social distancing?

Thanks in advance I'd appreciate some input. Im in limbo.
 
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