hi I am currently training for selection for the parachute regiment. I have been told that if you can lift more than 116kg you can do the run in 9min 40 but if you cant lift that much you must run the 1.5 miles in 9 min 18. could previous people who have done selection for para please let me know if this is accurate and if the 116kg is a bench press or a dead lift as 116kg is quite a lot really. having watched the MOD video on para the guys on there didnt look like they could lift near 116kg. I can currently run the 1.5 miles in about 8.45-9min but im improving all the time. Its just the 116kg that has shocked me as although im strong im not that strong yet!!! any advice on para selection criteria etc would be great.