New here....RMR or Infantry TA

cc123

Newbie
I'm new on this site but so far made some enquires on ARRSE with regards to joining my local TA unit which is an infantry unit.

I've also had a few PM's to say why not try Para, RLC, REME etc but I'm still curious about the RMR.

I done PRMC back in 2002 which I have to say I never made it to the end of, I had to pull out on day 2 after the 3 mile run as I was carrying an injury from the day before and didn't want to fail. Needless to say I done more damage than good and never got to do gym test 2.

Forward on a few years and I'm still intersted in a military career of sorts but I'm in a good position with my home life and job and see the reserve post as the way forward.

I'm aware that RMR Scotland is having a selection come April but that leaves me about 2 months to get my erse into some sort of shape. I've only started recently training again after a lay off and I'm carrying a stone more weight than I was when I done PRMC!

Should I contact the RMR guys and see about the holding troop (if there is one and train my erse off) or is 2 months too short to get prepared for the selection?

For PRMC I trained for 8 solid months and found it tough going, I know mentally whats required but afraid I might not be ready physically. Will the holding troop whip me into shape in 2 months if I'm committed enough?

I keep thinking do the TA and get in someway but I feel I might be letting myself down if I don't aim higher...

Cheers.
 

iceman

Midshipman
2 months is probably gonna be cutting it fine, especially if you have a family and job to think about as well.

holding troop is one night a week and on its own will not do much for you, its what you do in your own time that counts, i dont know how often RMR scotland intakes are but is it not possible to just wait for the next one? i know its demoralising but it does come round quickly, trust me!

you know you want to do RMR so go for it.
 
I think two months is more than plenty?

It'll take three weeks to get the running sorted. Bang out the push/pull/sits/burpees in sets every morning and evening. Find a hill and run up the ******! You will be surprised.

RMR all the way
 
I'm with NZ bootneck here, once you've done three weeks training the phyizz you do on the PRC you'll be able to do in one morning session before a NAFFI break, we're not talking superman shite you'll get built up gradually with a big fcuk off learning curve, but it is achievable, many have done it and many will. best off luck to you but you need the right attitude, you cant wimp evertime you break a fingernail, if you'd have carried on with an injury on your PRC who's to say the training team wouldn't have said "he's got guts, lets give him a go before he hurts himself"
 
cc123 said:
I'm new on this site but so far made some enquires on ARRSE with regards to joining my local TA unit which is an infantry unit.

I've also had a few PM's to say why not try Para, RLC, REME etc but I'm still curious about the RMR.

I done PRMC back in 2002 which I have to say I never made it to the end of, I had to pull out on day 2 after the 3 mile run as I was carrying an injury from the day before and didn't want to fail. Needless to say I done more damage than good and never got to do gym test 2.

Forward on a few years and I'm still intersted in a military career of sorts but I'm in a good position with my home life and job and see the reserve post as the way forward.

I'm aware that RMR Scotland is having a selection come April but that leaves me about 2 months to get my erse into some sort of shape. I've only started recently training again after a lay off and I'm carrying a stone more weight than I was when I done PRMC!

Should I contact the RMR guys and see about the holding troop (if there is one and train my erse off) or is 2 months too short to get prepared for the selection?

For PRMC I trained for 8 solid months and found it tough going, I know mentally whats required but afraid I might not be ready physically. Will the holding troop whip me into shape in 2 months if I'm committed enough?

I keep thinking do the TA and get in someway but I feel I might be letting myself down if I don't aim higher...

Cheers.

Hi, Sorry to be so frank but if you asking these questions about the RMR/fitness etc,
You are asking other people to think on what you should and shouldn't be doing, if you want it bad , you will do it, no question of that.

I would be inclined to leave the intake until later on in the year if there is one and between now and then is get your fitness and mental approach 190% right, because if you fail again then you will never be focused to try again for the RMR

Good luck let us all know how you get on.

RB
 

Harry_Masker

Badgeman
I have 2 concerns:-

1st your ability to differentiate between the TA and the RMR and what is required!
2nd, thinking that 2 months is not long enough to prepare for the selection weekend!

From this day you have roughly 70 days of training, all aimed at passing the Selection. However the Selection is not entirely based on fitness.

They require the full package:-

Attitude
Ability – None Biff like movements!
Flexibility
Fitness
Manner

Now, grow a pair of balls… call the unit 0141 445 6020 RMR Scotland and commit yourself to this next intake.
 

cc123

Newbie
NZ_Bootneck said:
You trained for PRMC for eight months and lasted two days!! Better than the guy who I travelled down to CTC with from London in '79. train pulled up at Lympstone we got out, with several others and were greeted by PW.
Guy (all gobby on trip down) turned round and got back on train, a RM for 30 seconds, where is Roy Castle when you need him... It was a bootneckin
commando failing record breaker. cc123 you need a bit of determination mate if you want a green lid,if you can't muster some G0 PONGO.


I went from zero fitness and picked up an injury, its not like I didn't want it enough. Plus it took the best part of 6-7 months just to get through the whole process tp PRMC, I had no idea what it was going to be like.


Harry, I've got a fair idea its night and day between what is required for TA and RMR......when is the best time to phone and speak to someone on that number???
 

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