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Have the times changed? Or am I monging it here, I’ve been told by AFCO staff that the return time is sub 10:30. However to lessen your worries I’m getting an average of 8:50 to 9 minutes “..”
PJFT is under 10
PRMC BFT is 11.15 or 11.30 now, used to be 10.30
 

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Think you might be referring to the prmc bft?

Even tho I’m sure it’s gone from 10.30 to 11.15 now.

FairPlay 8.50 on pjft that takes some doing!

Have you had yours yet?

I’ve no clue anymore, swear I heard 10:30 and PFJT in the same sentence at the last RMAD I attended.

I’m still at the medical stage, which has given me a fair bit more training (5 months to be exact) but Im hoping to be booked on to a PFJT in January time if not sooner
 

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I’ve no clue anymore, swear I heard 10:30 and PFJT in the same sentence at the last RMAD I attended.

I’m still at the medical stage, which has given me a fair bit more training (5 months to be exact) but I'm hoping to be booked on to a PFJT in January time if not sooner

I’m pretty sure the pjft used to be 10.30 few years back then was dropped to 10.00 but not 100% sure there!

Ohh I see seen under your name sais you passed medical so wasn’t sure what stage you were at.
 

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I’m pretty sure the pjft used to be 10.30 few years back then was dropped to 10.00 but not 100% sure there!

Ohh I see seen under your name sais you passed medical so wasn’t sure what stage you were at.

I’d changed that as soon as I got my second medical, got a bit too eager I suppose;)
 

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I’d changed that as soon as I got my second medical, got a bit too eager I suppose;)

Aha don’t worry I was in same position and jumped to far of myself then got knocked back a peg or two!.

What have you been made tmu for?
 

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Aha don’t worry I was in same position and jumped to far of myself then got knocked back a peg or two!.

What have you been made tmu for?

Need to look on the bright side, I was barely scraping a pass (or so I thought) at 10:20 on my first medical. But without rambling on, they suspected a heart murmur, I got tests to prove it wasn’t, they didn’t think it was enough evidence so now I’m paying out my own pocket for a private cardiologist which should be final hurdle in regards to the medical sh!te.

How far along the process are you now?
 

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Need to look on the bright side, I was barely scraping a pass (or so I thought) at 10:20 on my first medical. But without rambling on, they suspected a heart murmur, I got tests to prove it wasn’t, they didn’t think it was enough evidence so now I’m paying out my own pocket for a private cardiologist which should be final hurdle in regards to the medical sh!te.

How far along the process are you now?


I have had exactly the same issues as you with regards to heart issue! I got a type 1 heart block and took me 2 medicals and a paper medical aswell as a referral to get passed even tho I had upto date information/recordings from gp capita themselves wouldn’t pass me on it *text deleted*.

I expect that isn’t going to come cheap the private cardiologist! I’m not sure how long that takes but maybe try sein your gp as knowing what it’s for he might be able to get you a quick appointment to see one!

I’ve actually got my pjft tomorrow (wed) but should have cancelled it as I have came down with a terrible chest cough in past 2 days so it’s all on me now.
 

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I have had exactly the same issues as you with regards to heart issue! I got a type 1 heart block and took me 2 medicals and a paper medical aswell as a referral to get passed even tho I had upto date information/recordings from gp capita themselves wouldn’t pass me on it *text deleted*.

I expect that isn’t going to come cheap the private cardiologist! I’m not sure how long that takes but maybe try sein your gp as knowing what it’s for he might be able to get you a quick appointment to see one!

I’ve actually got my pjft tomorrow (wed) but should have cancelled it as I have came down with a terrible chest cough in past 2 days so it’s all on me now.

At least after the medical stage, Capita can be completely forgotten about.

It was a decent price, got a discount after a pretty convincing sob story and a lot of pestering. If I’d have gone the NHS route then I’d be on a waiting list for a max of 18 weeks so to get it done privately is worth it in my eyes.

Guessing it’s too late to reschedule then;) just crack on with it mate, it’s only 20 minutes of pain and after that you never have to touch a treadmill again
 

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At least after the medical stage, Capita can be completely forgotten about.

It was a decent price, got a discount after a pretty convincing sob story and a lot of pestering. If I’d have gone the NHS route then I’d be on a waiting list for a max of 18 weeks so to get it done privately is worth it in my eyes.

Guessing it’s too late to reschedule then;) just crack on with it mate, it’s only 20 minutes of pain and after that you never have to touch a treadmill again

That not to bad then howcome it’s going to take 5 months if it’s private?

Ha sure is but delaying it just sets off red flags so I’d rather do my best and go for it than pull out last minute.
I’m not exactly young either so don’t *text deleted* really delay it regardless if I’m out of breath walking up the stairs or not *text deleted*
 

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At least after the medical stage, Capita can be completely forgotten about.

It was a decent price, got a discount after a pretty convincing sob story and a lot of pestering. If I’d have gone the NHS route then I’d be on a waiting list for a max of 18 weeks so to get it done privately is worth it in my eyes.

Guessing it’s too late to reschedule then;) just crack on with it mate, it’s only 20 minutes of pain and after that you never have to touch a treadmill again
My GP refused to refer me to a respiratologist to get tests done to support my appeal, as it wasn't for primary care or a actual health issue, and thus a waste of NHS resources so be glad your GP even considered it!
 

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My GP refused to refer me to a respiratologist to get tests done to support my appeal, as it wasn't for primary care or a actual health issue, and thus a waste of NHS resources so be glad your GP even considered it!

Don’t get me wrong I am grateful, I just chose not to be deferred onto a waiting list. Did you end up going private then?
 

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Don’t get me wrong I am grateful, I just chose not to be deferred onto a waiting list. Did you end up going private then?
Paid for the test and report and later found out the whole thing was a Capita error and I shouldn't of been PMU'd
 

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That not to bad then howcome it’s going to take 5 months if it’s private?

Ha sure is but delaying it just sets off red flags so I’d rather do my best and go for it than pull out last minute.
I’m not exactly young either so don’t *text deleted* really delay it regardless if I’m out of breath walking up the stairs or not *text deleted*

What I meant to say is that if I’d have gone through with the NHS I’d be waiting up to 18 weeks but by opting private I’ve got an appointment mid December.

Aye I see, you can obviously complete the run so just get into the right mindset and you’re sure to pass.
 

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Paid for the test and report and later found out the whole thing was a Capita error and I shouldn't of been PMU'd

that one sentence basically describes CAPITA’s incompetence, god knows how they ever got the recruiting contract
 

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On an endurance run (8-10 miles) It’s always in a morning so I’ll have a full English and be off within half an hour, it’s kept me at just below an hour for the 8 miler and around a 1hr20 for the 10. But say if I’ve just finished work and it’s on a day where I’m dokng my mock PJFT I’ll always have a small box of chicken and pasta or god forbid a Sandwich from subway if I failed to prepare some food.

To answer your question, I guess it’s personal preference really, if you feel you run better on an empty stomach then stick with it, however the nature of the PJFT is that it’s a short, intense run so some complex carbs like pasta, bread etc (a peanut butter sandwich is usually my go to) will give you that added energy as the glucose made from the breakdown of the carbs will last considerably longer which may help you with your return.

Play around with it, I’m not an expert at running at all but I found that running on an empty stomach doesn’t help me at all, but having upped my food intake, I’m able to do complete a consistent 8:50/9:00 return.

I'll give it a go! What did you focus on for the PJFT? And what were you getting when you first started training? 8:50-9:00 is impressive!
 

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What I meant to say is that if I’d have gone through with the NHS I’d be waiting up to 18 weeks but by opting private I’ve got an appointment mid December.

Aye I see, you can obviously complete the run so just get into the right mindset and you’re sure to pass.

Yea I wouldn’t wait up to 18 weeks if didn’t have to but a few nice words and a bit of luck with your gp someone could cancel an appointment with there cardiologist so could always be quicker but sein as you have it all sorted it’s all fine!.

I actually don’t know haven’t tried it which wasn’t the best idea.

Just been standing outside doctors for ages to get an appointment for blood pressure note/test just in case any hiccups tomorrow.
 

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I'll give it a go! What did you focus on for the PJFT? And what were you getting when you first started training? 8:50-9:00 is impressive!

When I first started training I was an absolute phys biff, was getting the return in about 15 minutes, this was due to the fact I was heavy into powerlifting and oly lifting, the biggest factor also being pure idleness. Anyways after some “gentle” persuasion by my dad I got my head into gear and started 'extra phys' myself daily to the point where i wasn’t finished until I passed out or puked (did more harm than good so I don’t recommend).

My training programme is as follows although I’ll mix it up to avoid getting bored.

Monday:
PFJT mock
RMFA in the afternoon

Tuesday:
8/10 miler
Either deadlifts or Power cleans in the afternoon (5 sets of 3 with decently heavy weight)

Wednesday:
PFJT mock
Swim (10 sets 10 lengths and 2 minutes treading water)

Thursday:
Hill sprints until failure and then bunny hops until failure after a 5 minute rest
RMFA circuit in the afternoon

Friday
Rest

Saturday
5km steady row or a 30 min recovery swim

Sunday
Rest

I was following arnys plan for around 3 months which was one of the main factor of improving my PJFT time. considering going back to it as I feel I’m overtraining a bit too much and I don’t want to injure myself and then put myself out of training for however long.
 

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Yea I wouldn’t wait up to 18 weeks if didn’t have to but a few nice words and a bit of luck with your gp someone could cancel an appointment with there cardiologist so could always be quicker but sein as you have it all sorted it’s all fine!.

I actually don’t know haven’t tried it which wasn’t the best idea.

Just been standing outside doctors for ages to get an appointment for blood pressure note/test just in case any hiccups tomorrow.

Keep us posted when it’s all over and done with mate!
 

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When I first started training I was an absolute Phys biff, was getting the return in about 15 minutes, this was due to the fact I was heavy into powerlifting and only lifting, the biggest factor also being pure idleness. Anyways after some “gentle” persuasion by my dad, I got my head into gear and started 'extra Phys' myself daily to the point where I wasn’t finished until I passed out or puked (did more harm than good so I don’t recommend).

My training programme is as follows although I’ll mix it up to avoid getting bored.

Monday:
PFJT mock
RMFA in the afternoon

Tuesday:
8/10 miler
Either deadlifts or Power cleans in the afternoon (5 sets of 3 with decently heavy weight)

Wednesday:
PFJT mock
Swim (10 sets 10 lengths and 2 minutes treading water)

Thursday:
Hill sprints until failure and then bunny hops until failure after a 5-minute rest
RMFA circuit in the afternoon

Friday
Rest

Saturday
5km steady row or a 30 min recovery swim

Sunday
Rest

I was following arnys plan for around 3 months which was one of the main factors of improving my PJFT time. considering going back to it as I feel I’m overtraining a bit too much and I don’t want to injure myself and then put myself out of training for however long.

I know it says you've only done the medical but have you done your PJFT yet? if you have and you passed how well did you do when you were using this program?
 

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I know it says you've only done the medical but have you done your PJFT yet? if you have and you passed how well did you do when you were using this program?

As of yet I’m still waiting to see a cardiologist, so I’m still at the medical stage. But I did a mock run this morning and got an 8:45 return and I’m still using the same programme so I’d say it’s working for me at the moment
 
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