Fitness Test Royal Navy

TrueRed

Midshipman
I’ve passed my Navy Medical to become a Marine Engineer and am aware that the next stage of application is the fitness test . With what’s going on with COVID I was wondering if anyone had an idea how long this fitness test would be delayed by so I can set out a plan to train for it . Thanks .
 

Supportive Dad

Midshipman
The Royal Navy website has guidance and several plans depending on starting level of fitness.

My son is doing a 5k every other day at the moment but intends to work on his strength and increase intensity once he is through the medical stage. No point him busting a gut at the moment as it could be 10 months before he is given a start date. The idea is that he can do plenty of press-ups etc and run 5/6 miles with ease by the time he starts Raleigh, assuming of course, all is OK with his medical.
 

TrueRed

Midshipman
I’m 17 but started my application a while ago . I had my interview in Jan but had problems with my medical but finally passed a few days ago . I’m hoping to receive my entry date for Raleigh but I can’t see it being until Jan I start training . I’m not sure what will happen with the fitness test due to COVID. Thanks for the advice for the fitness work .
 

Drakey

War Hero
The Royal Navy website has guidance and several plans depending on starting level of fitness.

My son is doing a 5k every other day at the moment but intends to work on his strength and increase intensity once he is through the medical stage. No point him busting a gut at the moment as it could be 10 months before he is given a start date. The idea is that he can do plenty of press-ups etc and run 5/6 miles with ease by the time he starts Raleigh, assuming of course, all is OK with his medical.
He could be given an early entry date depending on numbers and the branch that he is joining. If this is the case being fully prepared would be useful. Lots of people have accepted early entry dates, which happens for a variety of reasons. When they arrive at HMS Raleigh and find the fitness to be more challenging than they thought it would be, they use the excuse that they didn't have enough time to prepare.
 

D_Jones

Newbie
I remember reading some recruits uploaded a screenshot of their tracked 2.4km using Strava to the portal

Not sure whether this is still the case
 

Supportive Dad

Midshipman
He could be given an early entry date depending on numbers and the branch that he is joining. If this is the case being fully prepared would be useful. Lots of people have accepted early entry dates, which happens for a variety of reasons. When they arrive at HMS Raleigh and find the fitness to be more challenging than they thought it would be, they use the excuse that they didn't have enough time to prepare.
He was going to the gym with me up until lockdown. It won't take him long to prepare for more strenuous training. He can rattle off pressups and situps now. I don't want him to risk an injury at this stage through over training when he still has the medical and fitness tests to do. Believe me, we are very keen on fitness in this house and he will be well prepared.

Any idea what is the least notice prior to Raleigh?
 

Supportive Dad

Midshipman
I’m 17 but started my application a while ago . I had my interview in Jan but had problems with my medical but finally passed a few days ago . I’m hoping to receive my entry date for Raleigh but I can’t see it being until Jan I start training . I’m not sure what will happen with the fitness test due to COVID. Thanks for the advice for the fitness work .
My boy was 16 in July and has applied for AET. The only medical issue we can think of might be that he had some routine surgical procedures when he was small. No affects now but we are aware that Capita are very fussy.

If you are not doing any training now it sounds like you need to get your trainers on, do some stretches and get out and start running. The time limit for 1.5 miles is 12 minutes and 15s, not very difficult really for youngsters.
 

Adonis

Badgeman
Son starts on 7 sept and has been doing the following since march:

Mon-20 x hill sprints followed by 1.5 mile run under 10 mins-gym in evening
Tue no run -gym
Wed- 3mile run 12.30 first half best effort 2nd x2- gym
Thu 400m in under 1min 30 x7 with 30 sec rest between sets-gym
Fri - 3-4 mile steady jog-gym
Sat 6 miles sub 8 min miles. No gym
Sun sea swim/cycle
Max press ups and sit ups every day except sunday using beep test for PRMC.
Gym sessions are circuits on Tue/Thu and weights Mon/wed/fri.

adapted from Arnys programme
 
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Drakey

War Hero
Yeah. But can he stand still on the spot and not move, scratch, fidget etc when the sweat is running down his face.
 

Supportive Dad

Midshipman
Son starts on 7 sept and has been doing the following since march:

Mon-20 x hill sprints followed by 1.5 mile run under 10 mins-gym in evening
Tue no run -gym
Wed- 3mile run 12.30 first half best effort 2nd x2- gym
Thu 400m in under 1min 30 x7 with 30 sec rest between sets-gym
Fri - 3-4 mile steady jog-gym
Sat 6 miles sub 8 min miles. No gym
Sun sea swim/cycle
Max press ups and sit ups every day except sunday using beep test for PRMC.
Gym sessions are circuits on Tue/Thu and weights Mon/wed/fri.

adapted from Arnys programme

Do you have an 8 day week in your house to allow for recovery?
 
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