Those Paras 10 / Fan Dance events etc

The_Poltroon

Clanker
Has anyone here had a crack at those Paras 10 or Fandance type of events?

I had a go at the Paras 10 TAB and although my time was nothing special I actually found it quite enjoyable.

Yet if 30 years ago someone had told me to put on a 16kg bergen and tab around Catterick for ten miles I'd have probably headed over the med centre for a biff chit immediately
 

philc

LE
No
 

Robme

LE
If you enjoyed that, try entering the Spine Race which keeps Arsers happy during a wet and wild January?
you could also consider trying out for 21 or 23 SAS TA, which will give you not only the fandance but also all the trimmings that go with it.
 

KSöze

Swinger
Fandance was 20 miles in my day .. at least I thought so.
still got the map of Black Mountains and Brecon.
keep telling amyone unlucky enough to be a target, that "there was a time I didn't need this, had done all the routes so much.
Long drag was OK, the one before "something" 1 & 2 was hot day and I shredded my back with sweat and those hessian type shirts we used to have (still get those?) etc
Definitely would not recommend as not part of something more comprehensive, just as I can't see teh point of a marathon, and definitely not an Iron man
 
Fandance was 20 miles in my day .. at least I thought so.
still got the map of Black Mountains and Brecon.
keep telling amyone unlucky enough to be a target, that "there was a time I didn't need this, had done all the routes so much.
Long drag was OK, the one before "something" 1 & 2 was hot day and I shredded my back with sweat and those hessian type shirts we used to have (still get those?) etc
Definitely would not recommend as not part of something more comprehensive, just as I can't see teh point of a marathon, and definitely not an Iron man
KF shirts. I've been out since 81 and still remember how itchy they were. I have very soft skin though.
 
If you enjoyed that, try entering the Spine Race which keeps Arsers happy during a wet and wild January?
you could also consider trying out for 21 or 23 SAS TA, which will give you not only the fandance but also all the trimmings that go with it.
Allegedly they don't play there anymore because the playground is full of tourists/press wanting to catch a glimpse.
 
30 years ago that was called CO's Friday PT. Knock off for the weekend as soon as you finish.
30 years ago, my lot didn't get to knock off early. For the last 10 they now appear to be hippies, doing individual fitness, and pulling operator level maintenance on Strykers, when they aren't riding around in them instead of rucking/yomping.
 

Nato123

War Hero
Has anyone here had a crack at those Paras 10 or Fandance type of events?

I had a go at the Paras 10 TAB and although my time was nothing special I actually found it quite enjoyable.

Yet if 30 years ago someone had told me to put on a 16kg bergen and tab around Catterick for ten miles I'd have probably headed over the med centre for a biff chit immediately

Slow Night mate?
 

KSöze

Swinger
Allegedly they don't play there anymore because the playground is full of tourists/press wanting to catch a glimpse.
The test weekend before Long Drag was som e place up the Hills - Howgill Fells or something like that.
not high, but up down up down in successive steep inclines
 
Did the Para's10 a few times at Catterick.

Was mainly cajoled into it as a group, but you get a mega craic and a good laugh at it.

You're only as good as your last 10 miler ;-)
 
The test weekend before Long Drag was som e place up the Hills - Howgill Fells or something like that.
not high, but up down up down in successive steep inclines
I did some of the beat up in another hilly part of Yorkshire.

Did the Para's10 a few times at Catterick.

Was mainly cajoled into it as a group, but you get a mega craic and a good laugh at it.

You're only as good as your last 10 miler ;-)
A mate of mine used to teach the art and science of specialist shooting whilst lobbing flashbangs and he say's, "you are only as good as your last training day".
 
I did some of the beat up in another hilly part of Yorkshire.



A mate of mine used to teach the art and science of specialist shooting whilst lobbing flashbangs and he say's, "you are only as good as your last training day".
I think its a good mind state to keep your eye on the ball etc.

My current job has the similar term 'You're only as good as your last f*ck up'

You can be a hero for months on end, without so much as a pat on the back, but make a **** of something and they never let you forget it :lol:
 

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