Just thought I'd write about my experiences of PRAC and how I found it. I was luckily enough to have a fairly short journey to Darlington station and once I got there met up with a few lads and got chatting to them until we got to Catterick. After a short brief it was time for the 4 mile familiarisation run. It was definitely much tougher than I thought it would be. You basically have to keep up with the PTI around all the hills whilst having to remember the names of them. We then got a mini 'extra phys' at the end for not remembering them all but soon came to an end which was a relief. We then had a couple of briefs, had some scran and then began to settle down to what was a relaxed afternoon. The second day began nice and early and after some breakfast the cleaning was done around the block and we then got ready for the steeplechase. Again, a hang out but was fun at the same time. It's basically around 2 miles of obstacles, jumping over fences, running through water that kind of thing. The first lap was a warm up and then after a short rest was the real thing. There's no easy way to do it apart from dig out and keep going until you reach the end. After what felt like hours I finally reached the end and was glad to see it. Later that day we had a small weapons lecture looking the the SA80, LMG and GMPG. We then had a chance to talk to some lads from Falklands which allowed us the opportunity to get some good info. After some more lectures and scran we was briefed for the next day and was told to prepare for that. After the same morning as the first we then prepared ourselves for the 1.5 miles, press ups and sit ups. We began with the body weight exercises, and discipline was high here. Perfect form was expected and any different you was penalised so don't slack in form when performing them at home. It was then time for the 1.5 mile and after the warm up we was stood at the start ready to go. The 9 minutes just flew by and before we knew it, it was time for the cool down. We went back to the block, cleaned and got ourselves into suits to await the results. It felt hours until we found out but eventually was told I had passed which felt amazing. Just a brief outline lads as we've had two PRAC diaries already but to sum it up it was a very tough 3 days and definitely pushed me. I'm just prepping for training now, hoping for the 10th September. I've decided to up my weekly running mileage to get more endurance in my legs and prepare as much as I can mentally as much as physically. Any quezzies lads fire away and I'll answer them best as possible.