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Mackie

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Hello all,

Been a while since I've been on the site. I'm still going through recruit training, just finished week 27 and got back from Final Ex yesterday. Only run throughs of the commando tests and field firing before test week. Suffering pretty badly with shin splints but hopefully I'll get through as an original and get out of this place as soon as possible.

If you've got any questions let me know and I'll try and get back to you.
 

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Bloody hell well done!! not long now mate keep at it!!:rock:
 

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Hi mate. Would just like to ask you, how many times per week are you made to do any sort of exercise? Also, do you notice the fitness change that you have now compared to when you done your PRMC?

I know it's a long time ago, I just want to find out how much fitter RT really makes you!

Also the friends you make in RT, are they now some of the best friends you have or not? Why don't you like Lympstone?
 

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Hey mate. Phys differs as you go through training, sometimes it is really intense, like when you're working towards bottom field passout but it differs all the time. Most of the phys on the last exercises is heavy load carrying and the only running you'll do is during attacks. And my fitness is far better than before I joined, although I'm usually fatigued because any time you do anything it's with weight - but that's the whole idea behind commando fitness.

The friends I've made are the best I've ever had yes, and I want to get out of lympstone because I'm a nod and it's a means to an end. Training isn't meant to be fun so be prepared to hate a lot of it, but the job you get at the end of it is worth it (I hope). Having said that, you'll have a lot of laughs during training, especially after week 15 when it gets more intesting and the phys is more intense. All the stories of no free time from the guys who are just starting isn't a reflection of what it's like later on. We get most of our weekends free and you get so good at your admin you won't be spending long squaring yourself away like in the first few weeks.
 

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Top effort so far Mackie !

Looks like you may be the first member of this site to pass out ???

Good luck mate.

Rich.
 

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good stuff Mackie, it would be great to pass out as an original.

What would you say was the hardest part so far? The first few weeks or where you are now? Any tips for how to cope when things get bad? The mental challenge must be huge at times.

Cheers pal

Luke
 

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Wow, well done! Very inspiring, from posting "Application Sent"
to you now being 27 weeks into RT.
One question, what are some of the worst/depressing moments in training and what are the best?
 

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Good effort mate!

Oooh week 27, i'll have a boat load of questions...let's think:

1. How many other originals are left in your troop? (Well done on being one of those!)

2. As training has progressed, from the beginning to now, have you noticed any physical changes in your appearance? Just curious '*text deleted* all the blokes i know who are in the Royal Marines are huge muscley beefcakes! (Not that this actually matters, obviously functional strength is more important than aesthetics.

3. What do you do in Final Exercise?

4. What specialisation are you choosing when you finish RT?

That's all for now, i'm sure i'll have some more for ya later if your up to it.

Keep it up fella!

S
 

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Hey guys,

Just a quick update to say I passed my 30 miler yesterday and got my green lid. All the effort is worth it so keep at it and make sure you get to lympstone and pass.

If you have any questions I'll try my best to answer them.

Cheers.
 

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Well bloody done mate, cant imagine how proud you must feel. Where are you going from here? General Duties etc what Bde
 

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Wish you the best of Luck in your new career as a Royal Marine Commando, I hope to be in your shoes in under a years time.
 

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Yeah well done mate you must feel great, Hopefully i will be fighting along side ya soon . . . :fight:
 

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well done fella, good to see someone on here whos gone through the full monty and come through the other side with a green lid.

good bit of motivation for me going in on the 8th dec showing it can be done.
 
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Well *text deleted**text deleted*ing done mate, proud of you!
Is the 30 miler really as hard as they say?

And once again well done :D.

MS :rock:
 

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Congrats Mackie!:biggrin:
bet your chuffed!

Nice one for taking the time to post on here as well, an inspiration to all of us i'm sure!
 

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Well done mate! and good luck in the rest of your career!
 

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Congratulations Mackie!!! Thats awesome mate! If you could sum up the whole of the 32 weeks in one word, what would it be?
 
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