Discussion in 'PRMC Dates - Discuss with others on your PRMC' started by Duality, Mar 19, 2020.
My son is on day 2 at the moment. Do they get told today or tomorrow if they pass?
They find out on the last morning. How's he got on today?
I've not heard from him yet. Hopefully he's had a good day. No matter what happens, I'm sure he'll have plenty to tell me. Hopefully the whole course has done well.
Just heard from him. They did hare and hound on the return 4 miles. He dropped at the last 0.5 miles. Hoping that doesn't get him a fail.
Hare and Hounds hasn't been done for quite a while. It always does catch quite a few out, but what the DS want to see is the applicants digging out blind. Hopefully, he has impressed on the other elements.
I hope so too. He was so excited to be going and from what he messaged me about yesterday, he got 20 points and did really well on swimming.
I'll be gutted for him if it's this one thing that fails him but he'll know what he needs to work on.
As do we all!
Do you feel as if you've done the PRMC yourself?
Keep us updated.
The second day is really hard with Bottom Field in the morning and the EC in the afternoon, but it's all about effort. If he's put the effort in and tried to get to the front then that will be noted.
A lot of guys underestimate the second day, but if he has not made the cut then I'm sure he will know what he has to do to get that pass mark.
I gutted his room so yes I feel like I've worked equally hard.
Can someone tell me who the 'nod whisperer' is? Apparently they're getting a chat from them tomorrow.
He’s a bloke who works as extra support. Say if a nod struggles especially with nav, or weapons drills etc. If the team sees fit or the nod has asked, they will go see the nod whisperer. And they will work through weak areas with them in what ever free time they get (admittedly not very much) but it has been known to help. I think they give a different approach to instruction and give them a different learning environment. Let’s say a less spicy environment than the one the training teams present.
Sounds like a great thing to have in place.
May be a daft question but what actually is the ‘hare and hounds’?
One of the instructors runs and the people on the course have to keep up with him. My sons course today did this over 4 miles.
At the end of the Endurance Course a PTI will set off at a good pace and the recruits have to try and keep up with him. It's an impossible ask, but what the other DS are looking for is determination for the applicants to keep pushing, particularly when they are all ball bagged. It only goes on for about a mile, over undulating ground and through the woods, until they get to the pick up point.
At one point, after the Hare and Hounds, they used to have to run back to CTC, an additional 3-4 miles!
In short, the PTI is the Hare and the guys are the Hounds.
Well, rumour has it, after a particularly honking phys session across the endurance lead by one of the club swingers, said club swinger takes off like a bryll creamed hare on the 4 miles back to ctc. The candidates then have to keep up. Or at least give 110 percent to keep up to show they want it.
Best description ever!
Sounds sh*t can’t wait, thanks all
Just to clarify, is the Hare and Hounds intertwined with the EC i.e. the PTI runs everyone from each obstacle or is it a separate test i.e. 1 mile of rough terrain where you have to keep up with the PTI but no obstacles?
It’s separate. So you get a goosing over the obstacles, then the actual hare and hounds is on the first mile or so back to ctc which is on undulating, tracks and paths over Woodbury.
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