I really enjoyed reading other diaries and found they helped me mentally and physically prepare so I decided to write a diary of my 3rd PRMC experience which resulted in a pass!
A little background about myself first.
This was my 3rd and final attempt at PRMC. On my first attempt, I collapsed on the hare and hounds and on my second I wrapped after the RMFA on Wednesday because of self doubt and anticipation of what was to come the next day! I'm shorter than the average lad and weigh in at around 70kg.
Stats before going to this 3rd PRMC were:
9.21 BFT return
60 Press ups
55 Sit ups
11.5 Beep test
Day 1 Tuesday
I am very lucky that I only had to travel about 2 hours to reach Lympstone for PRMC so I set off just after 1030 to reach the train station where I met another lad I had been talking to in a facebook group chat. I would recommend having some sort of interaction with the lads on your course beforehand if possible as it can help put your nerves at ease and make the journey quicker if you have a like minded individual to meet with and talk to on the way. We soon arrived at Exeter St Davids and could already see other suited lads on the platform carrying bursting sports bags and suit carriers. After a few handshakes and nervous chatter more and more candidates trickled in until we were blocking most of the main entrance. The train to Lympstone only takes about 15-20 minutes but it felt like forever and the wait on the platform for a Corporal to collect you felt even longer. This is when...
PRMC 16-29 (10-13 January 17)
Booked on course 44
Total Number attempted 42
BFT Fails 3 !
VO2 Fails 2
RMFA Points Fails 1
Pull ups 1
Pass rate 87.50%
The course achieved the following grades:
1 Candidates achived a grade A pass.
17 Candidates achived a grade B pass.
16 Candidates achived a grade C pass.
There was two candidates on their second attempt and both passed..
There were two people who scored lower than level 10.5 on VO2 Max Test who subsequently failed the course. The lowest VO2 score was 9.2 and the highest was 14.0.
The next course loading stands at 35 candidates. This will be PRMC Course 16-30 (17-20 January 2017).
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