For those yet to join the service, to ensure that all candidates joining at a New Entry Training Establishment (NETE), do so at the appropriate standard of fitness, PJFT run-times have been revised. Despite candidates achieving the PJFT standard on a running machine within 12 months of joining, there is evidence that some candidates are unable to repeat the PJFT times when tested across field and track at a NETE. In order to alleviate this shortfall the Royal Navy Fitness Test times are to be applied to the PJFT. All RN Personnel joining the Service after 1 April 2011 are to have met the new PJFT standard. Candidates who have previously passed PJFT to the RNFT times will not need to be re-tested, provided they remain in date on joining the NETE. However, those who are due to enter post 1 Apr 11 and have not met this standard must re-test and pass. Your AFCO will automatically contact you if you require a re-test, upon notification of an allocated entry date. There is no need to contact your AFCO All candidates need to maintain this level of fitness or better to ensure they are fit to re-take the PJFT idf called-upon to do so. A PJFT pass to the new standard will remain valid for a period of 12 months. Royal Marines and Diver PJFT times remain unchanged. Royal Marines Band Service candidates will be required to meet the standards detailed above. NEW PJFT TIMES The standards required to pass the PJFT 2.4km run are: Age Male 16 â€“ 24 11 mins 13 secs or less 25 â€“ 29 11 mins 38 secs or less 30 â€“ 34 12 mins 08 secs or less 35 â€“ 39 12 mins 34 secs or less Age Female 16 â€“ 24 13 mins 15 secs or less 25 â€“ 29 13 mins 50 secs or less 30 â€“ 34 14 mins 28 secs or less 35 â€“ 39 15 mins 09 secs or less These standards are the lowest acceptable standards for age and gender; candidates will be expected to produce their best effort for the duration of the test. Candidates should be aware that they will be re-tested in HMS RALEIGH on a running track and in the case of BRNC and the RNACs on track and field. Again, Your AFCO will automatically contact you if you require a re-test, upon notification of an allocated entry date. There is no need to contact your AFCO All candidates need to maintain this level of fitness or better to ensure they are fit to re-take the PJFT when called-upon to do so.