Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

My account of events at PRNC (RNAC) at HMS Collingwood


Lantern Swinger
The day starts at 0545

So day 1 nothing happens in regards to fitness, it's just power point presentations and getting know the staff, trying to stay awake and getting to grips with your bunk

Day 2
2.4k run around 0900 after breakfast, try not to have a big breakfast cos it'll come back up for sure.
Just try your hardest and push push push, they will be watching and will recognise best effort.
After the run you'll get IMF in the gym with the PTI followed by some PowerPoint presentations, boring PowerPoint after boring PowerPoint presentations but they can be interesting if you like that sort of stuff.

Day 3
Ship visit around HMS Dragon, quite interesting for your branch specific interests, meet the crew and get a bit of knowledge on what life is actually like and then brag about their pay so you can be assured you know what your getting yourself into, followed by some PowerPoint presentations and then the swim...

So this was my most nervous bit, we got to the pool and got sat around the edge, we lined up at the end and pencil dropped in, 50 metre swim, get out of the pool and sit down round the edge. After this has been done, you get overalls on very quickly and jump off the edge, tread water for 2 minutes and swim 50 metres then get out, take the overalls off and sit down on the edge. Next is the 3 metre pencil drop off the board, I got shit scared with this but just do it, it'll be over in 30 seconds and then you don't have to do it again until Raleigh! This is the toughest bit for me. Swim circuits and quick change
5 widths front crawl (strict best effort) get out of the pool and then you've got 8 minutes to get changed and outside lined up.
The first bit of the swim is pass or fail and the overalls part and past is not pass or fail, just best effort.

Day 4

Today you'll have your kit muster, don't panic it's not real (it feels very real) do your best and pay attention to detail, it's important - Raleigh gets feedback on all of this!
4k run is actually a 5k run... This has "evolutions" (1 every km)

1.vaulting over the hurdle bars followed by jumping in the mud and crawling underneath them, followed by Body weight laying pull ups (45°)
2. Increasing distance sprints whilst other team were holding high planks and then push-ups when commanded and v sits then teams switch so that the sprinting team do the opposite.
3. planks, commando crawls, bear crawls, alternating in 2 teams, one team does 1 excersise vice versa.
4. 3xcamp sprints, basically sprint up a 4 metre ish hill and sprint round to do it again
5.carry oppo in piggy back position then drag oppo. Then commando crawl, sprint, commando crawls, sprint.

All the while jogging on the spot when waiting to preform evolutions. No rest!

Then off on the last stretch of the run, all in all its very tiring but fun, 100% make sure that you have really pushed yourself (don't injure yourself) before attending PRNC! it's a huge game, it's very fun and you've just gotta get through it and enjoy it! Maximum effort or the staff will pick you up on it!

The best thing for the end run I can suggest is wear very comfy good fitting running shoes, you will need it!

Also if you are considering buying new/expensive shoes for the run don't bother - they will get ruined!!!

Any questions?


Lantern Swinger
They probably weren't actually boring but they ran us ragged throughout so we were all very tired and were just trying to stay awake through the PowerPoints tbh, there were some interesting parts that were specifically relevant to me like pay and branch specific info amongst other interesting info like weapons handling PowerPoints etc but that's it. I just wanted to get the physical aspect taken care of lol. Are you one of the staff at Collingwood? It'd be good to have a catch up if you are!?


Lantern Swinger
which one of the 'evolutions' did you find the hardest?

I found the commando crawls and bear crawls the hardest because before that they had run us ragged and knackered us out.
By that time, all the muscles were aching - we had to do it quick as we possibly could - if they see one person not really putting 100% effort in we all had to do that exercise again! but it was damn good fun! They want grit and determination!


Lantern Swinger
thanks, also about how long after your pjft did you recieve a prnc date?

I had to call them to push it forward because my PJFT happened around the time that their recruiting system shat the bed! Based on this, yours will be a different time frame - mine took just over a month


Hey Genghis!
Just a curious, probably blonde, question but for the 2.4km timed run - is it one by one and they watch, or does everyone run together and you finish soon as you can? Do the PTI's run with you? I was told that they do as they set the pace - that correct? Thanks!!
(got my PRNC this coming Monday and I'm recovering from the flu, so just worried at how I'm going to perform... Will obviously try my absolute best and push harder than I've ever pushed)
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS Civil news: further changes to increase payments on account applications MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Crown Nominee Account 2019-20 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Civil news: increase to 'payments on account' applications MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Latest results published in current account customer satisfaction survey MoD News 0
F Can't get bank account due to marker. Is this a bar to entry? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 13
MoD_RSS Christmas comes early for first £5k winner of new Treasury-backed savings account MoD News 0
MoD_RSS DBS have launched an official Twitter account MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Chance to ‘win while you save’ with new credit union prize account MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Extended restrictions for bankrupts who overdrew their bank account MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Listen to the Regulators Podcast on CICs new Online Account Filing process!! MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Speech: Russian account of Salisbury is a re-write of Orwell’s 1984 MoD News 0
Hooly watch out ship mates my Amazon account has just been hacked Bloody Computers 11
Fletchrfc Opening a bank account at Raleigh? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 19
Sgt Jobsearch Technical Sales Engineer / Account Manager - Chelmsford - £40K - £90K (Basic + Commission) The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
MoD_RSS News story: A First Hand Account of VJ Day by Vic Knibb MoD News 0
Sgt Jobsearch Sales / Account Manager (IT/Telecomms) - Harlow - £16,000 to £25,000 The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
Sgt Jobsearch Key Account Manager - Birmingham - £30K - £35K + Attractive Benefits The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
B How the bloody hell do you delete your account Site Issues 11
MoD_RSS News story: Perpetrators of Bourgas terror attack should be brought to account MoD News 3
C Senior Account Executive/Account Manager, Guildford, £28k pa The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
B Business Phones Direct - Telesales Account Managers realistic OTE £45k per annum The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
B Sales Account Managers - Portsmouth The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
soleil W. Daily Press: "Gripping Account Of Falklands Helicopter War To Be Told In New Book" The Fleet Air Arm 1
Naval_Gazer HMS Ledbury opens the Royal Navy’s account for 2012 The Fleet 0
D nsv account locked Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
Bergen Defence Chiefs Must Be Called To Account Diamond Lil's 0
L Account Deletion Site Issues 8
J Joining the Royal Navy - A step-by-step account Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 39
G Account suspensions Site Issues 48
Leo_Tonge Opening a bank account. Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 15
N How do I deleted my account? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 12
NZ_Bootneck Advertising covering Account details. Site Issues 13
L changing a bank account Finance & Pensions 26
L Deleting my Account Current Affairs 21
slim Should universities take into account applicants' class? Current Affairs 29
MoD_RSS Culture Secretary announces return of fans to elite sports events and reopening of grassroots sport from 2 December MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Events company’s collapse shines light on director’s prior ban MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Academy for Social Justice events MoD News 0
MoD_RSS New space service to revolutionise photography at sporting events MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Virtual events continue to deliver for customers MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK virtual events to boost economic ties with Guatemala MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Events and promotions bosses banned for 18 years MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Business events and conferences given go ahead to resume from 1 October MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Pilots announced for return of spectators to elite sports events MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Covid-19 and Trigger Events under the Pubs Code MoD News 0
MoD_RSS “Events, Dear Boy”: managing incidents before they become crises MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Selected sporting events, TV and film exempt from quarantine MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Virtual Events remain for now; greater flexibility of events to be offered in future MoD News 0
MoD_RSS GREAT partners competition to bring ‘Magic of Live Events’ online MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Site visits to recommence and more digital case events planned MoD News 0
Similar threads

Latest Threads