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New Army physical entry standards

Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by lanclev, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Chelonian

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    At least it's a brew and not a wet. :)
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  2. ex killick

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    Apologies, predictive text! I meant “women in combat roles”.
     
  3. jkaratekings

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    I had a look at the new soldier standards and they are easier. For the lowest adult soldier entry standard (which I think is RLC), the old standard used to be a 1.5 mile run in 14 minutes. In the new standards it is a 1.2 mile run in 11 minutes 15 seconds. If you work that out in minutes a mile, the old standard was 9 mins 20 seconds per mile and you had to run that speed for 1.5 miles. The new standard is 9 mins 22.5 seconds per mile and you only have to run that speed for 1.2 miles. So soldiers now have to run less distance and they get to run that smaller distance at a slower pace. I call *text deleted* that the standards aren't dropping. In my opinion, every potential soldier should have to run a 1.5 mile in 11 minutes 15 seconds or less (with a little bit of training that is easy).


    One thing that I want to know is if the bleep test levels are changing at all for an officer. The army have claimed that the new tests are 'gender neutral' but from what I know, males still have to reach 10.2 and females still have to reach 8.1 and I havn't seen any information to say if these are changing. Honestly, I don't see why females can't reach 10.2 on the bleep test. My mother joined me on a practice bleep test a couple of weeks ago and she managed to get like 10.5 and she is nearly 50 and doesn't even do that much cardio! Someone who wants to be in the military and has been training should be getting well above.
     
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  4. lanclev

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    *Side note* I sent you a PM a few days ago mate but don’t think you’ve seen it do you mind taking a look? Cheers.
     
  5. rkec

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    Are you sure it was the 20m course? If your mum is doing that on a full size track, fair play to her.
     
  6. jkaratekings

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    Yeah it was 20m. The gym I go to has a 15m line and a 20m line and we went to the 20 one. She was struggling from around 8 but pushed through it and made it to 10.5.
     
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    But what about the RAF.........

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    Now more importantly how do I earn myself the coveted “ex pongo” tag?

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    Ex Pongo Scab Lifter would be nearer the mark! ;)

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    Behave. My role here is simple.
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  14. jkaratekings

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    So the new bleep test standard for all army officers is now 8.7 regardless of gender.

    The old standard for females was 8.1 and the old standard for males was 10.2 so while the female standard has got slightly harder, the male standard is easier.

    So the entry standards are definitely dropping, how can they even claim they aren't?
     
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  15. lanclev

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    That’s slightly disappointing considering i was quite proud that I managed to smash 10.2 a few days ago. Oh well.
     
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  16. jkaratekings

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    Even though the standards are now 8.7, I am still aiming for as much above 10.2 as I can. You have got to make an impression on the team assessing you. Even though 8.7 is the new minimum, I am sure the assessing team wouldn't be very impressed if you don't get quite a bit above 10.2 still.
     
  17. lanclev

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    Don’t quote me on this but I was under the impression the bleep test was the same as the press ups and sit ups when they were still around, once you met the standard eg did 44 press-ups that was it, it wasn’t a best effort it was just to meet the standard. Once you hit 8.7 the test will stop as far as i am aware.
     
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    My recruiter has said that everything is best effort so you keep going for as long as you can.
     
  19. Moonduster

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    Are you talking about RM or the army? I don’t suppose you would get far if you turned up at POC or PRMC and stopped at 8.7.
     
  20. jkaratekings

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    Hello. We are talking about Army Officer AOSB briefing/main board which has recently changed its bleep test minimum standard to 8.7.