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    In my final year at University and for the past four months I've given serious effort into getting fit. I'm not overweight and years ago I used to be a pretty good long distance runner but I'm at a fraction of what I was at but I have seen my fitness come on in leaps on bounds.

    Anyways my main focus has been on developing strength and so far when it comes to fitness I'm nearing what I've read is required. However I was wondering if anybody had any idea of the standards when it comes to TA Intellegence and their level of fitness.

    So I was wondering what are the actual standards for passing the fitness level here? I am considering potential full time army INT after about two years in the TA's but don't want to commit yet due to potential circumstance. Are these standards right?

    1.5 Mile run - 10 Minutes Thirty

    20 KG Jerry can for 100 metres - 2 minutes

    Various lifts between 20 kg and 40 kg on a platform of 1.45 Metres.

    50 Sit Ups - 2 Mins

    44 Press Ups - 2 Mins

    Are these the minimum standards for the T.A/Reserves Intellegence Corps or are there different standards?

    Any answers much appreciated
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    Why would you think the Int Corps, whether full time or reserves, requires different standards?
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    Same standards across the board. You'll be deployed alongside regulars, it only makes sense.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Why would you think the Int Corps, whether full time or reserves, requires different standards?
    Because I've read at the link below that apparently you only need to make the 1.5 KM in 14 minutes apparently which seems ludicrously lenient!

    http://armyfitnesstest.co.uk/trainin...fitness-tests/
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    (Original post by TCD23)
    Because I've read at the link below that apparently you only need to make the 1.5 KM in 14 minutes apparently which seems ludicrously lenient!

    http://armyfitnesstest.co.uk/trainin...fitness-tests/
    Probably best to look on the official website too - http://www.army.mod.uk/join/20153.aspx
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    That's not the official army website though...


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    (Original post by ryan9900)
    Probably best to look on the official website too - http://www.army.mod.uk/join/20153.aspx
    Got there before me haha


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    (Original post by ryan9900)
    Probably best to look on the official website too - http://www.army.mod.uk/join/20153.aspx
    And it say there that the target time will depend on the job you've applied for. It doesn't say how long is needed for intellegence corps and if you can find it on the official website then I'd happily eat my hat. It's doesn't say that much I'm sure of.
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    (Original post by TCD23)
    And it say there that the target time will depend on the job you've applied for. It doesn't say how long is needed for intellegence corps and if you can find it on the official website then I'd happily eat my hat. It's doesn't say that much I'm sure of.
    Well in that case, you'll be told what time you need to run it in. I must admit I have little to no idea how the selection process goes for the Army, but common sense tells me that anyone in the Intelligence Corps is a fighting soldier first and therefore would have to meet basic soldier requirements.

    You could always ask them directly via their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/armyjobs
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    (Original post by TCD23)
    And it say there that the target time will depend on the job you've applied for. It doesn't say how long is needed for intellegence corps and if you can find it on the official website then I'd happily eat my hat. It's doesn't say that much I'm sure of.
    It varies "The fastest time is 9 minutes 45 seconds for the Paras but for Junior Entry you only need to complete the run in 14 minutes 30 seconds."

    You can therefore safely bet that you'd have to better the "junior entry" standard, but won't need to do as well as someone joining the paras. But, those are minimum requirements, not targets.

    Get as fit as you can and run it as fast as you can. 10 minutes (a time that will comfortably pass in most corps) is easily attainable. Even I, a shockingly small-of-lung, non-endurance runner whatsoever, managed 9 minutes 30 during RAF selection.
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    so can anyone tell me how to improve my running? is there any good advice?
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    (Original post by samzheng)
    so can anyone tell me how to improve my running? is there any good advice?
    Vary your runs. Some shorter intense runs, followed by longer endurance runs. Interval training or 'fartlek' training will also work well.
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    Hey matey, I'm currently with the army reserve, and i can tell you that this route is totally normal.
    Many soldiers begin their careers in the Army Reserve to learn the key skills needed to be an effective soldier, and it will only help you if you decide to make it your career.

    Fitness standards after phase 1 training are standardised across the board (with the exception of infantry and a few other units).

    I would strongly recommend getting to your local Reserve unit to find out more, and see if it is something you will enjoy.

    Any specific questions you have just drop me a message
 
 
 
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