Just so you know i have looked around the site for answers to my many questions but not had much luck. Im male 17 and currently joining the british army, done my barb test and application etc and ive got my 2 day selection at lichfield on the 8th, my briefings on friday. Currently at college doing Uniformed public services, so ive been doing 2 sessions of circuit training and 2 sessions of sport a week, aswell as running 3 nights a week out of college (Well WAS but currently trying to recover from shin splints while also maintaining my fitness for my 2 days at lichfield, tis a bloody nuisance!!) Ive been to various out-days with all of the services, a week down exeter with the royal marine commando's (HARDEST week of my feckin life i tell you) 2 days camping on a muddy mountainside with a psychopathic ex-navy pti. I think i have experiences which will definately help in the military anyways. First of all i want to ask the questions ive seen most of around here, fitness requirements!!! Ive seen various times put down here for the 1.5 mile run, 12 mins 30 secs seems most common, which is what a friend of mine said he had to do when he went down a few weeks ago, and yet my recruitment bloke says its 10 mins 30 secs for me, is this because im going into the infantry? Do the times vary depending on what your going into or...? I think ive got the general idea on the other requirements, jerry can walk, 7 pull ups, and something else to do with pulling against a machine? All very vague, might just be me bieng slow, but i have tried to find answers without having to do a topic and asking these same questions of you all once again. Also, ive harboured a dream of eventually becoming a royal marine when my fitness is at its peak, i hear that i dont have to leave the army and join the royal marines, and that i can do the royal marine commando course while in the army, is this true? And will i be army or royal marine commando? Or army commando? Think thats it for now, i think to much, off for a run now so ill probobly be back in about an hour with more bloody questions. Many thanks for an effort on your behalfs, bradders.