The 1.5 mile run is two laps round the camp on the road, good running surface and an all round fairly easy run, PTI's there are spot on and help you as best they can. Anything else you want just ask and I'll try and answer best I can. Good luck and enjoy!
I did the RSW last weekend at QE barracks, and thankfully passed. I think the run time for Para's was under 11mins on the weekend, from what I can remember. While I was there, there were people wanting to join RAMC, RLC, REME & RE. I would be happy to help if you need more info.
Is it the done thing to wear shirt/tie for the weekend? Do i need to bring along any docs, passport, driving licence? If the weather is to bad to do run outside will they stick us on a treadmill? loads of things i like to know, many of them minor details! but they all add up! Cheers for help.
I wouldn't bother bringing a shirt and tie with you as you wont need it, just normal civvies will do. Bring some ID with you if you want to go for a drink saturday night, but other than that, make sure you've got your med docs with you from your GP (this will probably be given to you when you reach your unit) and your eye test if that was needed. Dispite the weather, you will be doing your run outside, I'm pretty sure there's nowhere else to do it. I'm sure you'll be fine! The staff are very 'fair', by which I mean they'll be sound with you as long as you show willing. Make sure you read up on the TA training on ARRSEPedia, helped me! Anything else, let me know
im booked on to rsw weekend 26 11 10 ive been sick as a dog with a chest infection. iam still up for it but dont know if theres any point when i know physically i aint got a prayer. should i turn up and show willing or should i wait till the next one. iam gutted as im sure iam capable when well.
What unit you trying to get in tomboy? not sure how it works if you were to fail, you might have to wait a while before attempting again. Where are you both travelling from? Im coming from up north and theres plenty of snow, hope its clear in york....
i got through to york and explained my situation. they said if i dont think i can achieve run time etc then theres no point attending. little more than a slow walk and im coughing me lungs up so thats pretty much made decision for me. good luck to you alphatwentyfour