Long story short, I'm nowhere near fit enough to pass PRMC(R). It's not a question of mind over matter. I'm running till my vision blurs and I'm chundering, but my CV fitness simply isn't there yet. RMFA is good - I get good scores on bodyweight exercises and I've managed to thrash myself so I can now pass the bleep test (went up from 8.6 -> 11.4). However my BFT is embarrassing with best effort 1.5 mile time of 14 average and 13:17 my absolute best. My PRMC(R) is in a week and I can guarantee I will fail. So what looks less *text deleted* to training staff: withdraw and ask to be backtrooped to next year's troop? This would give me some proper time to prepare physically. Or turn up to PRMC and fail? If I turn up, I will fail for the second time and I don't want to get a rep for being a serial wash out. I asked some of the other recruits and they said "turn up, otherwise chief instructor will see you as wrapping and he hates that". However, I'm still not sure. Bit more detail: As I stated in my intro post, I've only been training for a month and a half, before which I was dead set on competitively playing for my uni rugby team. This required an absurdly high body weight (I was trying to keep up with blokes weighing 100kg and above), ridiculous weight sessions and zero cardio. Now that I know that I'm too muscular and heavy for RMR, I've dedicated everything I can to meeting the requirements here. I've pretty much sacked off rugby (Royal Marines is infinitely more important to me than 2 years of uni rugby) and have put weights on the back burner, instead focussing on intervals, long runs, Parkrun 5Ks and bleep test practices. However, 1.5 months isn't really long enough to make any meaningful change in any discipline, let alone military fitness. What would be ideal is if training staff would allow me to stay in holding troop and crack phys on my own till next year when I could try for 119 Tp. In a year I could dramatically improve my CV fitness and hopefully pass PRMC. It would put me in a good place for RT as well. Thoughts?