If your considering joining the Armed Forces you may want to read the rest of this article to gain a bit of knowledge on what is required to pass the fitness tests.
Lets start with the Basic Army Entrance requirements :
The fitness requirement consists of a 1.5 mile run that must be completed according to the time set for the particular Regiment/Corps that you are intending to join. The times range from 14 mins 30 secs down to 9 mins 18 secs and goes on what Reg/ Corps your intending to join.
Now the Army Basic Training Fitness requirements :
Complete a 12.8 km loaded march. Depending on which Corps or Reg you join you'll be carrying a weight of between 15 kg - 25 kg and must be completed within 2hrs and no less than 1hr 55 mins so not much scope for error there. This will include your weapon, helmet and body armour.
Aerobic Test - Starts with an 800 m walk / jog completed as a squad in a time of 4mins 50 secs and max of 5 mins. Immediately followed by a 1.5 mile run completed in the times below depending on gender and age....
|29 and under||10 mins 30 secs|
|35-39||11 mins 30 secs|
|45-49||12 mins 30 secs|
|50-54||13 mins 30 secs|
|29 and under||13 mins|
|30-34||13 mins 30 secs|
|40-44||14 mins 30 secs|
Press Ups -
This is completed in a time frame of 2 mins and again depends on your gender and age .......
|Age||No of Press-Ups|
|29 and under||44|
|29 and under||21|
Sit Ups -
Again in a time frame of 2 mins and depends on age and gender.
|Age||No of Sit Ups|
|29 and under||50|
Next we will go on to the RAF Entrance Fitness Requirements -
Sit Ups - These are performed in 2 minutes and the amount of reps you do depends on your gender and age.....
|Age||No of Sit-Ups|
|Age||Beep test score|
|Under 17||9.04 -10.09|
|30-34||9.04 - 10.10|
|35-39||8.09 - 10.03|
|40-44||8.03 - 9.09|
|45-49||7.07 - 9.02|
|Under 17||6.07 - 7.09|
|17-29||7.02 - 8.06|
|30-34||6.08 - 7.10|
|35-39||6.04 - 7.04|
|40-44||5.08 - 6.08|
|45-49||5.04 - 6.02|
You have also various other fitness test to clear before passing out, like the Assault Course, Obstacle Course a swimming test a PT session with press ups, sit ups, shuttle runs. So be prepared !
The Royal Marines Entrance Fitness Requirements are in 2 stages, First you have to do 1.5 mile run on a treadmill in under 10 mins then you will then be going to Lympstone for 3 days to complete various tests which will consist of - A three mile run completed in two parts first a squad run of 1.5 miles completed in 12.5 mins then a 1.5 mile personal best run which has to be completed in no less than 10.5 mins otherwise you fail PRMC.
A Bleep Test - expected to reach Level 11
Stress Tests -
60 press ups in 2 mins
2 mins rest
80 sit ups in 2 mins
2 mins rest
A minimum of 6 pulls ( full pull ups arms shoulder width apart from full hang to chest touching the bar)
Gym tests - five tests lasting 3 minutes
An Assault Course to be completed in 4 minutes
During the three days you will also be tested on your strength of mind to examine your determination, endurance and attitude. There is also a rope test to see how you are with ropes.
I hope this gives you some idea of what is expected of you when you join any of the British Forces good luck to you all.