TA CFT

Could you do an 8 mile CFT ?

  • Yes, no problem

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I haven't passed a 4 mile one for last year yet

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I don't know but I'll give it a damn good try

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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    1
#1
Just returned from a MATTS weekend

First time I've done a 6 mile CFT and it gave me no great dramas

In fact less than a handful dropped out

Question is if you can do 4 and 6 do you think you can do 8 ?



Edit to add - Mods there was another option on here but I can't see it, is there a limit to the number of options in a poll ?
 
#2
It disturbs me, just a little bit, that you don't know that you can carry 25kgs for more than 6 miles...
 
#3
fas_et_gloria said:
It disturbs me, just a little bit, that you don't know that you can carry 25kgs for more than 6 miles...
Some of our knackers (including rather senior ones from what I hear) can't manage 15Kgs for more than about 2 miles.

As an aside. I can do the 8 Miler with my eyes closed and would love the challenge of doing it with 25Kgs (infact I might carry that much next time just for shits and giggles).
 
#4
StabTiffy2B said:
fas_et_gloria said:
It disturbs me, just a little bit, that you don't know that you can carry 25kgs for more than 6 miles...
Some of our knackers (including rather senior ones from what I hear) can't manage 15Kgs for more than about 2 miles.

As an aside. I can do the 8 Miler with my eyes closed and would love the challenge of doing it with 25Kgs (infact I might carry that much next time just for s***s and giggles).
It really suprises me that people can't do this.
I'm a right fat cunt and find the PFT hard work. The CFT is easy it's only 6 miles even a really unfit person should be able to dig deep and just keep going
 
#5
StabTiffy2B said:
fas_et_gloria said:
It disturbs me, just a little bit, that you don't know that you can carry 25kgs for more than 6 miles...
Some of our knackers (including rather senior ones from what I hear) can't manage 15Kgs for more than about 2 miles.

As an aside. I can do the 8 Miler with my eyes closed and would love the challenge of doing it with 25Kgs (infact I might carry that much next time just for s***s and giggles).
Our PTIs just check the min weight, if you want to carry more "crack on Sir!" to quote them.
 
#6
8 mile cft has been around for years , Take Sect comp. Tab around the world ALL day , thats way more than 8 mile ! When we stopped doing the full 8 mile cft , a few years back , was that a god send ! Going back to it is like was quoted before , dig deep and just Tab on , think of all that lovelly Bounty !!
 
#7
I've done two six mile CFTs in the last couple of months, and the general feeling at the end was that the only problem was boredom. Many of us actually said that we would have been happy to go the extra couple of miles just to say that we had done it.
 
#8
We used to do 8 miles, around North Luffenham was the last one I did, I think.
I was a biff then, and having been out a while am an even bigger biff, but could still do an 8 mile CFT.

Of course when I was a Rock Ape we used to do 10 miles :twisted:
 
#9
StabTiffy2B said:
fas_et_gloria said:
It disturbs me, just a little bit, that you don't know that you can carry 25kgs for more than 6 miles...
Some of our knackers (including rather senior ones from what I hear) can't manage 15Kgs for more than about 2 miles.

As an aside. I can do the 8 Miler with my eyes closed and would love the challenge of doing it with 25Kgs (infact I might carry that much next time just for s***s and giggles).
From what I hear, it's not the CFT that you have to worry about!
 
#10
StabTiffy2B said:
Some of our knackers (including rather senior ones from what I hear) can't manage 15Kgs for more than about 2 miles.

As an aside. I can do the 8 Miler with my eyes closed and would love the challenge of doing it with 25Kgs (infact I might carry that much next time just for s***s and giggles).
my recolection is that this really senior bloke got on the jack waggon at the 4 mile point this is after the badgeman had said to everyone on the CFT that if you dropped back from the main squad more than 50 meters more than 3 time your kit and weapon went into the biff wagon but you carried on but recived a big fat freddy fail and would not be signed off for your bounty :D untill you had passed one
 
#11
StabTiffy2B said:
As an aside. I can do the 8 Miler with my eyes closed and would love the challenge of doing it with 25Kgs (infact I might carry that much next time just for s***s and giggles).
we only have to do 15kg or so. im training for my ptis course next year and decided to do the full 25. i was given a right hard time for it from the reg staff (not the pti)

i think if you want to do more than its up to you - if i had failed however it would have been my problem.
 
#13
Can anyone tell me when all these different versions of the CFT started appearing?

I was labouring under the (evident) misapprehension that there was only one CFT per se and that was an 8 miler with weight and a rifle n'stuff and then usually some notional balls at the end of it (whether that was climbing into a 4 tonner or an assault course seemed to depend on which side of the bed the squadron leader and PTI had used that morning).
 
#15
Thats not a Wah,

Jungle drums say that the PFT will change to 1.5 miles in CFT syle kit in 15 minutes, with a set of military tasks at the end.

Its to prove that you can be fit, and then do your job after.
 
#16
John_Jorrocks said:
Can anyone tell me when all these different versions of the CFT started appearing?

I was labouring under the (evident) misapprehension that there was only one CFT per se and that was an 8 miler with weight and a rifle n'stuff and then usually some notional balls at the end of it (whether that was climbing into a 4 tonner or an assault course seemed to depend on which side of the bed the squadron leader and PTI had used that morning).
MATT 2 is now the reference.

downloadable here
 
#17
What a joke. Some people can't even pass a 6 miler. This is the reason why we get laffed at from the regs.

Suggest some of the biffs get down to the QM's and sign out some morrel fibre. No bounty for some people then!!
 
#18
John_Jorrocks said:
Can anyone tell me when all these different versions of the CFT started appearing?

I was labouring under the (evident) misapprehension that there was only one CFT per se and that was an 8 miler with weight and a rifle n'stuff and then usually some notional balls at the end of it (whether that was climbing into a 4 tonner or an assault course seemed to depend on which side of the bed the squadron leader and PTI had used that morning).
Since the CFT has been around probably, the 8 miler was/is a regular thing, the 4 miler was a TA thing, but due to the need to have soldiers both TA and regular fit for ops, the TA is being brought in line the regs, this year the 4 mile was increased to 6, next year it will be 8 miles. As to weight, this is an army wide thing, the weight differs due to unit, infantry (and a few others in specialist roles) carry 25kg the HCav, RAC, RA and RE carry 20kg and everyone else carrys 15kg.

I haven't jumped. climbed in a 4 tonner or done a firemans carry for quite a while.
 
#19
Wrong , TA CFT only came in about 5 years ago , at least for the Sigs, before that we used to do a BFT, not sure if it was a bounty requirement. Have been assured that TA CFT will stick at 6 miles, only requirement to do 8 will be if individual is deployed on ops.

But I reckon I can do 8 .......
 
#20
4th_of_foot said:
My new unit are only tasked for 15 Kg which is a piece of p*ss.

Not sure if they'll let me do it at all though, as I'm over 50.
No mate the rules state quite claerly, over 50 thou shalt not, this is not a "you don't need to" its a NO. Shame really because I for one would be much happier carrying a load at a sensible pace for 2 hours rather than pulling my tripe out on a 1 1/2 mile dash.
 
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