Territorial Army Fitness Test Technicalities

#1
Hey guys,

Im unsure if this has been done before so I apologise if it has!
I'm currently in the process of joining the TA with my BARB Test on the 19th

I'm currently training in anticipation of the selection weekend with the ambition of going in as an Infanteer.
So, I know the requirement is 1.5 mile run in 12.45 however, will this test be done on a treadmill, indoors or will they give me a 1.5 mile track and tell me to run it in 12.45?

I ask this because, without any training I can do 1.5kn (1 mile or there about) in about 9:30 so, just so I can adjust my training accordingly, I'd love an answer!

Thanks guys!
 
#4
Hey guys,

Im unsure if this has been done before so I apologise if it has!
I'm currently in the process of joining the TA with my BARB Test on the 19th

I'm currently training in anticipation of the selection weekend with the ambition of going in as an Infanteer.
So, I know the requirement is 1.5 mile run in 12.45 however, will this test be done on a treadmill, indoors or will they give me a 1.5 mile track and tell me to run it in 12.45?

I ask this because, without any training I can do 1.5kn (1 mile or there about) in about 9:30 so, just so I can adjust my training accordingly, I'd love an answer!

Thanks guys!
1 Mile in 9:30? Taking two pots of sleeping pills washed down with the contents of the paint shelf in your shed would be of more benefit to the reserve forces than actually joining.
 
#6
1 Mile in 9:30? Taking two pots of sleeping pills washed down with the contents of the paint shelf in your shed would be of more benefit to the reserve forces than actually joining.
No... 15/16 of a mile in 9.30.
It's actually in excess of a 10 minute mile.

Assuming he can keep up this blistering pace, he could do a 1.5 mile in 15 minutes and 12 seconds.
 
#11
Hey guys,

Im unsure if this has been done before so I apologise if it has!
I'm currently in the process of joining the TA with my BARB Test on the 19th

I'm currently training in anticipation of the selection weekend with the ambition of going in as an Infanteer.
So, I know the requirement is 1.5 mile run in 12.45 however, will this test be done on a treadmill, indoors or will they give me a 1.5 mile track and tell me to run it in 12.45?

I ask this because, without any training I can do 1.5kn (1 mile or there about) in about 9:30 so, just so I can adjust my training accordingly, I'd love an answer!

Thanks guys!
Those timings will be more than suitable for a TA unit, in all probability you'll be quicker than the STAB PT staff.
 
#17
Hey guys,

Im unsure if this has been done before so I apologise if it has!
I'm currently in the process of joining the TA with my BARB Test on the 19th

I'm currently training in anticipation of the selection weekend with the ambition of going in as an Infanteer.
So, I know the requirement is 1.5 mile run in 12.45 however, will this test be done on a treadmill, indoors or will they give me a 1.5 mile track and tell me to run it in 12.45?

I ask this because, without any training I can do 1.5kn (1 mile or there about) in about 9:30 so, just so I can adjust my training accordingly, I'd love an answer!

Thanks guys!
Depends if you are over 50 years old it's just about passable.

If not you need to run faster.

Go out side in t-shirt and shorts, it's freezing so you'll have to run fast to keep warm.
 
#18
You need to set out a 1.5 mile run route with at least and 800 metre warm up (seperate from the 1.5 miles obviously). Google maps will help you set your route. Get your time to below 10:30 before considering entering onto ADSC. You'll have a while to get to this stage as my applications taken about 7 months. Get running.