Fitness test

#1
Got my fitness test this saturday (1st Nov)

got my 2.4k run time dialed in at around 10:45mins

hoping that should stand me in good stead, have passed all my tests/medical/eye test/hearing test. Going is as NA (SE) so exited about it all, at this rate aiming to be in for around april/may 09

not long after christmas!!

-GOD SAVE THE QUEEN-
 
#2
got a hallowe'en party this saturday (1st Nov)

got my costume all ready

hoping that should stand me in good stead, have already bought in a couple of crates. Going as spiderman so excited about it all, at this rate aiming to be completely shitfaced around 9 o clock.

not long after 8 o clock!!

-GOD SAVE JOHN SMITHS-
 
#3
surprised it took that long for a remark like that, was waiting for it to happen, many more will join in on the pee taking tomorrow i look foward to it! captainobvious it made me laugh,
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#4
It would be rather unfair if someone were to mock the enthusiasm of a potential new joiner & I'm confident no-one would dream of doing such a thing.









-JESUS, MIND MY BEER WOULD YOU-
 
#9
okay, well i took my pre joining fitness test on saturday and i ended up doing my 2.4K run in 10.49 i think i could have done a little bit better but nevermind! have spoken to my careers advisor today and hes said that hes "bid for me" and that next i should recive a letter in the post three months before i start basic, does this sound like the ussuall?

cheers
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#10
HarveyMac said:
okay, well i took my pre joining fitness test on saturday and i ended up doing my 2.4K run in 10.49 i think i could have done a little bit better but nevermind! have spoken to my careers advisor today and hes said that hes "bid for me" and that next i should recive a letter in the post three months before i start basic, does this sound like the ussuall?

cheers
Yep, sounds correct, joining dates are usually allocated one term ahead.

Be aware, when you join, you will be expected to match or better that PJFT run-time as a road run.
 
#11
yeah should be able to beat that, it was the first time i'd used a running machine in about 4 years so i was a little apprehensive, i preffer doing the 2.4k as a road run, can guage the distance a little better etc...
just gotta play the waiting game now...

cheers for your help!


: )
 
#12
the waiting game can get very boring, i have been waiting since march, everyday comeing home hopeing thier is a letter on the table from the navy, but the excitment of opening the letter never goes away
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#13
Stanley said:
the waiting game can get very boring, i have been waiting since march, everyday comeing home hopeing thier is a letter on the table from the navy, but the excitment of opening the letter never goes away
I have every sympathy, Seaman Specialist is a long wait unfortunately- only a small branch, not many training places & more applicants than jobs available at present.

It's definitely worth holding out for the job of choice rather than giving in and opting for a quick fix which you may later regret. Warfare Specialist for example, whilst seeming outwardly similar: requires the same Recruiting Test scores as Seaman Specialist & has a far shorter waiting time, but is not the same job.
 
#14
hey, its alright, i'm temping with an agency atm so i'm just going to keep working away and squirell away a bit of money before i go. plus got christmass and that coming up,

off to visit hms belfast today, looking forwards to it, what was this my recruiter was talking about a 4 day trip to portsmouth with the RN, do al aplicants get to go, what would i be doing there?


peace
 
#15
what was this my recruiter was talking about a 4 day trip to portsmouth with the RN, do al aplicants get to go, what would i be doing there?
He would of been talking about the Royal Navy Acquaint Course. It runs out of HMS Collingwood and HMS Caledonia in Scotland (North centre).
It is well worth the experience and will help to break up your wait for entry.
Click these links below for some more info on the Royal Navy Acquaint Centres.
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/server/show/conWebDoc.2951/changeNav/3533
http://www.navy-net.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=14611/highlight=RNAC.html
http://www.navy-net.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=16370/highlight=RNAC.html
http://www.navy-net.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=15883/highlight=RNAC.html
 
#16
hey, that was very helpful!

how do i organize going on the aquaint course?

should i get in touch with my recruiter and ask him?

or will he get in touch with me and offer it?
cheers
 
#18
HarveyMac said:
hey, that was very helpful!

how do i organize going on the aquaint course?

should i get in touch with my recruiter and ask him?

or will he get in touch with me and offer it?
cheers
No problem. :thumright: The RNAC is something that will be offered to all potential recruits as far as I am aware. So your recruiter should suggest it to you when the time arises. However there is no harm in comtacting your AFCO and asking to put your name down for an upcoming course. It will show initiative and enthusiasm.

My advice is to get in touch with your AFCO for more info on arranging this.

Cheers.
 

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