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by DJSOLUTION
Mon 29 Sep, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Am I fit enough to start the application process?
Replies: 18
Views: 4833

Just an update I went to the insight course at the start of this month and my PB's are now:

1.5m - 8:39
57 press ups
83 sit ups
13 heaves

So now got a letter saying that I should come for an interveiw in 3 weeks does this mean that my medical forms have been cleared? they have taken nearly 2 months!
by DJSOLUTION
Fri 19 Sep, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Undercover soldier
Replies: 88
Views: 12734

I watched it and thought it was a sneaky bit of work! and I personnaly thought they would search you going into catterick, then they wouldnt have people like this entering training and wasting the Armys time! Surley we all understand that the staff there are not going to be friendly, I mean they are...
by DJSOLUTION
Tue 02 Sep, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: insight course
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

Hey,

I know both of you have been on the insight course and I have mine this weekend, I have the travel pass but have lost the details of what to take with me :roll: . Could either of you post the main details of that letter? It would be a great help!
by DJSOLUTION
Fri 29 Aug, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

since december I have been weight training now im really just focusing on cardio work as I want to have a sub 9 min time by the time I go for my ADSC. Im also trying to keep up my weight training but doing more reps for endurance rather than strengh. when are you looking to join?
by DJSOLUTION
Fri 29 Aug, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

I hope they dont mess about with my medical i've heard alot of reports of them not being to reliable. At the moment I can do 60 press ups 70 sit ups and 12 pullups and a 1.5m in 9:19 :roll: the press ups and sit ups are in 2 mins. What can you do for your 1.5m and press ups?
by DJSOLUTION
Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

Im also going for PARA'S and am waiting on my medical form to be done, the surgery im at are taking ages! Have you been on the insight course you should go and see what its like for the weekend! ive got mine next weekend and as for the fitness its 9:18 for the 1.5m, 50 - 70 press ups and sit-ups and...
by DJSOLUTION
Tue 26 Aug, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Am I fit enough to start the application process?
Replies: 18
Views: 4833

So before your injury what was your BFT scores?
by DJSOLUTION
Tue 26 Aug, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Am I fit enough to start the application process?
Replies: 18
Views: 4833

Looking at going in around November time if all goes well.....
by DJSOLUTION
Thu 21 Aug, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Am I fit enough to start the application process?
Replies: 18
Views: 4833

Update!!

Ok I just thought I would give you an update of how my trainings going since I opened this thread my PB's are now: 1.5 mile - 9:19 3 mile - 19.24 press ups (2 mins) - 61 So after just a month of training ive knocked 30 seconds off my 1.5m and can now do another 16 press ups so realistically im hopin...
by DJSOLUTION
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: RCB instead of Insight
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Ok so yesterday I got home to find a letter from the parachute recruiting team for my insight course in colchester on the 5th - 7th september :D . So it turns out that the AFCO im at wanted me to go on their insight course for the rifles (which happened to be on the same date) even though I said I w...
by DJSOLUTION
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Some advice on my current strength scores
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Sounds spot on to me mate, I mean you could get in with those scores providing your runnings up to speed and if youve got another year you should be well ahead of the bare minimum.
by DJSOLUTION
Mon 18 Aug, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: RCB instead of Insight
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

RCB instead of Insight

Hey people, A couple of weeks ago I applied to go on an Insight course weekend at colchester, however I got the confirmation slip through yesterday and it said I have been selected to go and do an insight in Chepstow at the start of september :o . Anyway my question is what is this insight for and w...
by DJSOLUTION
Fri 15 Aug, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: good olde army, always giving your much needed info asap! :P
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

Re: good olde army, always giving your much needed info asap

a lil sarcastic, though true. ive not had anything from the para insight course thing. how long does it normally take to get anything from them. my course is the end of august, but it would be nice to know everything i need to take etc prior to the date. o well, but i hope it come sooner rather tha...
by DJSOLUTION
Thu 14 Aug, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Insight Course Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Just to let ya know DJ, I was told on the 18th-20th of July course that it should really be 10 underarm heaves - not being pedantic, I just thought you'd be better off knowing before you get there :) All is good its not going to be a problem for me :D Its just the running I find hardest. I spent so...
by DJSOLUTION
Thu 14 Aug, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Insight Course Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

hey Militaryman, First of all the Insight Course is to find out what life in the Para's is like. I havent been there my self but am booked in for start of september. What you need to be aiming for is 50 - 70 press ups and sit ups 7 underarm pullups 1.5m in 9:18 However this is not a test and you wil...