Apologies in advance for yet another Sandhurst thread - still, you old chaps seem to enjoy sharing your wisdom... A lot of the advice for Sandhurst contains the words, "be fit...". But in what way? I'm due to start on May 8th, but am getting a hard time from the medical team as my Body Mass Index is very high - about 29/30, needs to be about 27. I'm about 5'11" and 97kg. That said, I'm a front row forward in rugby, I've been into weight lifting since I was 16, and I'm very, very wide for my height. I know the basic fitness standards - I can do the push-ups and sit-ups in about 45secs, but I struggle slightly on the run. I can do it in the prescribed time, but I'm never going to be in the front rank of runners (to put it very mildly). I've been in the TA for 4 years, and I know I can do a four mile CFT without breaking sweat. I'm good carrying weight, yet RMAS still want me to lose about 5 to 10kg. Not going to be easy... Is this going to count against me? To simplify the query, is the fact that running isn't my strong point (although my distance stamina is good) going to be a massive problem? I'm a big, slow barsteward. Or will they just be grateful to have a good front-rower for the rugby team?