Your fastest time?

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  1. I have my PJFT coming up and I'm just wondering what your time was when you did it? On the road I've managed to average 5 minute miles for the 1.5 mile run.

    Overall on the day I'm hoping for about 8 minutes 10 seconds or there abouts.

  2. My Fastest PJFT Time was 7.58, does anyone agree with me that tredmill running is piss compared to the road, Is anyone doing the Aquaint course in April (19th-22nd) in scotland, best of luck to all
  3. My fastest mile and a half time differs greatly on road and treadmill. I can run 2.4km on the road consistently at between 07:10 and 07:30 but on the treadmill I am touching 09:50 sometimes even slower.

    I am the exact opposite Dazzer, I find running on the road a million times easier. You have the lack of monotony, buckets of fresh air and full range of movement. I struggle on the treadmill and find it hard to get the knack, although my time is coming down.
  4. I did 1.5 miles in 68 seconds, it cost me £600 and 6 points
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  5. not in the corps.
    but my best time is 9.25 most matloets strugle to do it in the 11.13 given lol
  6. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    A good website that I subscribe to has the following tips:

    Quick Tips—Running

    1. Warming up before running helps prevents injury and encourages better cardio conditioning. Ten minutes of walking or light calisthenics will warm up your muscles (and your heart). Avoid stretching cold muscles as it's easy to overstretch them. Save the stretching for your post-run routine (see #14 below).

    2. Running too fast, too soon often results in injury and puts beginning runners on the sidelines. You can tell if you're going too fast by having a conversation with your running partner (or talking aloud to yourself). If you can't talk comfortably or easily complete a sentence, slow down!

    3. Shin splints are often caused by the forceful impact of heel strike. The best way to avoid injury during your stride is to try to land midfoot. This lessens the overall impact on your joints and reduces the time your foot touches the ground, which helps increase your speed and efficiency. If you land heel first or overstride, your foot acts as a brake and actually slows you down.

    4. To build endurance, first and foremost listen to your body. Do not add mileage if you're still fatigued from previous runs or your starting heart rate is above its normal resting rate. You can increase your mileage up to 10% weekly, but this really depends on your weekly mileage to begin with. Also, be sure to schedule a comparatively light week every fourth week to help avoid overuse injuries.

    5. Running hills will improve your overall strength. It will also increase your speed, since the motion of climbing hills mimics the high leg lifts of sprinting.

    6. To develop strength and speed, alternate intervals of sprinting with recovery periods at your normal training pace. Just be sure to warm up beforehand and cool down afterwards to allow your muscles to return to normal functioning.

    7. Remember to drink sufficiently before, during and after running, even in cold weather. Your body still loses water through perspiration even though you may not feel like you're sweating or even thirsty. Don't overdo it, though, as overhydration can be as dangerous as too little water.

    8. In hot weather, it's best to wear lightweight, UPF-rated garments, which will breathe and protect you from sunlight. A cap with good ventilation or mesh and a brim to keep sun off your face is good, as is a generous dollop of sunscreen for exposed skin.

    9. For nighttime running, a safety light worn on a belt or armband offers good visibility to drivers. Models are available in clear or red light, and some feature a flashing beacon option.

    10. If you get injured while running, make sure you get adequate rest before you go back to your training schedule. RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) is the first line of defense for pulled muscles, strains and sprains. Rest to prevent further injury, ice to slow swelling or bleeding, compression from an elastic bandage to immobilize a joint and/or further reduce swelling, and elevation to prevent fluid buildup in the tissues.

    11. On race day, it's best to eat a light meal, high in carbohydrates so you'll have plenty of quick energy. You can get your carbs from energy bars, bananas, bagels or even pasta or rice. Sports drinks are also a good source of carbohydrates and will make sure you're well hydrated.

    12. Cross-training is an excellent way to work different muscle groups, prevent workout boredom and overuse injuries. Cycling, stair climbing, cross-country skiing and aerobic dance are all great ways to cross-train for running. Weight training also adds the core strength you need to maintain proper running form when fatigued.

    13. Wear the right running shoes. If you have low arches and tend to pronate (have excessive inward foot movement), a straight lasted shoe is usually a good choice. Curved lasted shoes with cushioning are best if you have high arches and tend to supinate (have excessive outward foot motion). See our Expert Advice article on running shoes for details.

    14. Stretching after running is a good idea. This moves lactic acid out of your muscles as well as stretch some of the complementary muscle groups that aren't used as much during running.
  7. I passed my PRMC today with a time of 9.45 on treadmill, mostly due to heat as gym had absolutely no air conditioning and was situated next to a warm swimming pool and a jaccuzi rolling around 30c (I was not a happy bunny, but a very sweaty one)

    On the road on last week all I did was practice 1.5 milers (3 mile a day). Averaging 7.45 and 7.50 every day except my rest days. Not to mention it was 4 degrees and I get aggitated when I wear gloves when I run so all the more reason to hurry up and get back.

    Why is this test taken on a treadmill? It barely shows or proves anything other than you can use a potential injury incurring machine.

  8. If you're running 7min 30 sec for the BFT on the road and 9min 50sec for the same distance on a treadmill then I think your road distance measurement may be inaccurate. It's too much of a discrepancy. I too run faster on the road but see a difference of maybe 20-30 sec due to extra energy and effort on the day.

    Anyone running 2.4km in 7min 30sec should also consider running for their county as that's a very fast time. When I last looked at some RMR recruit BFT's the fastest was around 8min 15sec which is still outstanding running.
  9. My fastest for the mile and a half was 5 minutes - being chased by a bloke with a knife after giving his wife a seeing to - arf arf arf - only joking dear wifey if you read this....... Hoping to avoid divorce proceedings in the post!
  10. My road distance is very accurate. It's exactly 1 mile to my '1 mile tree' and it's exactly 1/2 a mile to the '1/2 mile junction' Same as when my dad drove it.

    As for my road time 5 min 13 sec mile was my fastest mile I've done on this course and I finnished around 7.30 7.45.

    The difference with a treadmill is that it's unnatural and you can't fluctuate your speed. It also 'flicks' your foot back so instead of running you pretty much bounce just to avoid flying towards that nice beefy weight lifter 15ft behind you.
  11. Well lets hope the corps dont go any where warm like afghan or somewhere cold like norway....... wait, your **** ed
  12. I think you'll find there's actually air flow in Afghanistan and dispite it being hot I think I could run knowing there's a potential RPG with my name on it..
  13. I think you'll find Afghan is more than just hot. Its an extreme in climates, Fecking dusty and at very high altitude. Just picking up a bergan is hard work. What are you talking about Airflow for?? I was deployed there twice and i didnt notice it, the place was truly fecking horrid.
  14. What a mincer, gloves!! Don't they have Ron Hills with pockets anymore?
    Still I'm sure you'll be allowed to wear your nice green fluffy pussers ones on the Endurance course.
    Concerned of Barking.
  15. I don't wear gloves, I said they irritate me so I don't wear them which means I run home faster? And no, my Ron Hills only have a key pocket =P
  16. A key pocket!! Feck me they've gone hi tech.
  17. I imagine i will find out pritty soon.

    But rember you wont be wearing shorts, t shirt and trainers when your doing it for real either. Stop being such a mincer. Join the RAF.
  18. In full kit, including SLR (for you youngsters, that was our personal weapon, and was a little bit lighter than the Lee Enfield, which was an even older PW) then fully dug in, and all in less than 2 minutes! :rambo:

    Mind you it was raining a bit of metal at the time!

  19. I got around 3 mins 20 my fisrt time, jeez you wippersnappers just aint as you used to be!!!

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