Right lads, not sure if this is the right place to put this thread but it's PRMC related and it should be a decent talking point. Before we start off I'm going to say getting both nervous and excited in the weeks/days leading to PRMC is completely healthy and natural. Now when I had my first PRMC back in mid July I was so excited to be getting to lympstone on my course. It was all I thought about for about 4 months. As I got to the days leading to PRMC I found myself getting so nervous and excited I would be up literally all night thinking about it. I thought it was all part of it and when I would get to the platform on the day everything would be alright and I would focus from that point. On the day of PRMC I got to the platform at CTC and my nerves just wouldn't go. I got settled in on the night but was still weary of the Wednesday. I found myself the last lad up still up at 11:30 thinking and wondering how it would pan out. At about 12:15 (and without any fingernails) I managed to get to sleep. Filled with excitement and still, very nervous I was the first lad up at about 04:50 done the usual morning routine and had scran. The lads I was down with could tell I was thinking about things too much. The nerves just wouldn't go no matter what. Anyway onto the BFT and done the first half at the usual pace. We had a minute break and my legs were shaking slightly. Then we set off for the second half of the run. Everyone was sprinting in the first 400m strip you lads know how it is on that skinny bit at the start haha (free for all) but I found myself losing pace and my legs just didn't feel like they were mine I generally just forgot how to use them properly. Ended up adding 30 seconds on my usual time (09:00) so I got about 09:30/40. From what had happened on the BFT I was now worried about the whole thing and overthinking things still. I was thinking about my legs and wether they would get me through the bleep test and if my legs weren't working properly then what would my strength be like on rmfa?! In the gym tests I managed to scrape the bleep (11.6) but was majorly disappointed that I couldn't get my usual 12.2. I just wrapped and my mind got the better of me! In the gym! I got 39 press ups and got pulled off for form on my sit ups (36) Pull ups I needed 11 for a pass but slipped off the beam on 6. That was it for me. A fail. I was made to stand in the 'circle of shame' in the centre of the gym which was totally degrading but I new why I failed and it's for one simple reason- I chewed myself up. I over thought things. My mind got the better of me because maybe it meant so so much to me. I have my next course on 15th November so my advice to any lads going down soon is- don't think about things too much. In heighsight it's selection for the marines and it's a test. A hard one but it's a test every marine and recruit has to go through. Just like the pjft. My attitude towards the PRMC now has changed completely since my first attempt. Lads I can't stress to you enough how much I regret overthinking things. Try not to get too nervous. Your there so smash it. Good luck to you all. Questions are welcome.