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Are you fit enough to join the Royal Marines?

Ever dreamed of night-time boat assaults on an enemy beach? See if you could pass the Royal Marines entrance fitness test. The basic test is: - do a 1.5 mile run in under 12.5mins - 1 minute rest - do a second 1.5 mile run in under 10.5mins Then a gym test: - press-ups in 2 mins (min target: 60) - 2 mins rest - sit-ups in 2 mins (min target: 80) - 2 mins rest - as many pull-ups as you can do without letting go (min target: 6) There's also a bleep test and assault course, but we'll...   more details

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    azza9160

    azza9160

    Score: 562.30

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    bazuk

    bazuk

    Score: 418.80

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    GreekGod

    GreekGod

    Score: 372.50

    Pretty cool challenge. Most definitely try again in a few months time to asses improvement..

  • 4 Paul252

    Paul252

    Score: 359.90

  • 5 myreha

    myreha

    Score: 342.60

  • 6 RMBlundell

    RMBlundell

    Score: 331.80

  • 7 Harrythreaders

    Harrythreaders

    Score: 291

    47 year old serving Royal Marine

  • 8 Richy Rich

    Richy Rich

    Score: 290.80

    Thought this would be a good one for my first challenge as I was a Royal Marine for 4 years

  • 9 AndyWeaver

    AndyWeaver

    Score: 287.20

    Run was my split in a 5k, no rest.

  • 10 Bear

    Bear

    Score: 281.50

    Not too bad for my first go at this. DID I MENTION I HATE RUNNING!!!!!! My achilles doesn't lik...

  • 11 1youngmarine1

    1youngmarine1

    Score: 275

    I think i can do better.

  • 12 JunaidAhmed

    JunaidAhmed

    Score: 221.30

    im 14 so i did ok for my age ill try take vid of it when i redo it to get better score

  • 13 EdGrassby

    EdGrassby

    Score: 213

    Some peoples interpretation of a press up on here is comical

  • 14 AngeloBorreggine

    AngeloBorreggine

    Score: 199.80

  • 15 marcusgillan

    marcusgillan

    Score: 192.60

    It should only be 1 minute rest between the runs as per the actual Royal Marines PJFT.

  • 16 H0LR0YD

    H0LR0YD

    Score: 190

  • 17 RobAdrain

    RobAdrain

    Score: 177

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    ChrisGlover

    Score: 174.30

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    CallumWoodage

    Score: 166

  • 20 foxy

    foxy

    Score: 163.90

  • 21 toshy888

    toshy888

    Score: 156.60

    was the hardest challenge in my life, i was procrastinating to do this challenge since i joined t...

  • 22 Jamie Pimblett

    Jamie Pimblett

    Score: 143.80

  • 23 SimonHall

    SimonHall

    Score: 141.30

    I did my pjft yesterday for the marines

  • 24 ScottReader

    ScottReader

    Score: 124

  • 25 to09mmy

    to09mmy

    Score: 107.70

  • 26 Leatherandstuds

    Leatherandstuds

    Score: 104.90

    sit ups part was a real push, turns out I've been neglecting abs in favour of arms and chest.

  • 27 Dodd

    Dodd

    Score: 91.60

    the marines need to hurry up with my application !!!!!!!

  • 28 NickL88

    NickL88

    Score: 90.80

  • 29 JackSurrage

    JackSurrage

    Score: 90.10

  • 30 beertoken

    beertoken

    Score: 84.40

  • 31 TobyHoskins

    TobyHoskins

    Score: 82.50

  • 32 ronan4fitz

    ronan4fitz

    Score: 75.40

  • 33 BradDawson

    BradDawson

    Score: 72.30

    Am I a marine?

  • 34 NathanDawson

    NathanDawson

    Score: 71.20

    Already passed PRMC

  • 35 adammunc

    adammunc

    Score: 70.40

  • 36 coltm4carbine

    coltm4carbine

    Score: 69.20

  • 37 Biastai

    Biastai

    Score: 62

  • 38 bigstevo83

    bigstevo83

    Score: 59

    I have done this a few times over the last year as i am joining the marines very soon and just w...

  • 39 Kristmas

    Kristmas

    Score: 52.70

  • 40 barney

    barney

    Score: 52

  • 41 XOjasterbXO

    XOjasterbXO

    Score: 51.70

    Full Marine Press-Ups as they should be! Training to 'Flower' - 'Moby' Is the best tactic for Sit...

  • 42 ScottReaderHD

    ScottReaderHD

    Score: 46.60

  • 43 simonp83

    simonp83

    Score: 44.30

    Pressups were actually decline pressups, just to make it a little harder. Sit-ups were done with...

  • 44 lemmings

    lemmings

    Score: 42

  • 45 Rafattacks

    Rafattacks

    Score: 35

    i didn't do the pull ups because i don't have a pull up bar, though the most pull ups i've done i...

  • 46 tommyjohns85

    tommyjohns85

    Score: 33

  • 47 RhysT

    RhysT

    Score: 32.60

  • 48 Leon

    Leon

    Score: 30.70

  • 49 Gochfl

    Gochfl

    Score: 27.50

    All I'm saying is that I'm a 27 year-old female who's had two kids and didn't even train for this...

  • 50 harry12414

    harry12414

    Score: 22

  • 51 EricBo

    EricBo

    Score: 14.70

    First try, 14 year old. Need to pace myself better on the runs and work on Press ups, pull ups an...

  • 52 Worthster

    Worthster

    Score: 11.40

    No problem - i'm a marine! I reckon I can obliterate my score when I do it next. Looking for 30+ ...

  • 53 sean cope

    sean cope

    Score: 10.10

  • 54 jammy

    jammy

    Score: 8.90

  • 55 jammyy

    jammyy

    Score: 8.90

  • 56 Martin24

    Martin24

    Score: -1.30

    My running let's me down

  • 57 LukeStrong

    LukeStrong

    Score: -5.50

    needs improvment

  • 58 Bally77

    Bally77

    Score: -17

    First go...really struggled with push-ups! Next time...

  • 59 minibin

    minibin

    Score: -19.50

  • 60 Ryan Astbury

    Ryan Astbury

    Score: -22.50

  • 61 dzhbcvb

    dzhbcvb

    Score: -24

  • 62 dangeorge15

    dangeorge15

    Score: -29.50

    Tried again. Bit better this time !!

  • 63 bge5335

    bge5335

    Score: -46.80

    ....

  • 64 chrismoir12

    chrismoir12

    Score: -48.90

    second attempt. first one got me -46.10, slightly less press and sits this time but a lot better ...

  • 65 inglis77

    inglis77

    Score: -57.10

  • 66 SgtHardman

    SgtHardman

    Score: -59.50

    Weakness! I may lose my job (not to mention the respect of the recruits) for this poor performance.

  • 67 cpdh

    cpdh

    Score: -65.80

  • 68 marko

    marko

    Score: -79

    Hmm, first time out on this one, with plenty of room for improvement.

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    Score: -231

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    azza9160

    Score: 562.30

  • First 1.5 mile run: 8:46
  • Second 1.5 mile run: 9:01
  • No. of press-ups in 2 minutes: 145
  • No. of sit-ups in 2 minutes: 186
  • Pull-ups : 40

  • Comment on this entry:

    bigstevo83: Proof??
    bigstevo83: The running times are good. but your talking bullshit on the press-ups and sit-ups. Pull ups yes if done correctly.
    toshy888: everyone do this challenge:

    http://www.konkura.com/challenge/?uid=ef765e30-3905-4f3a-9c81-e96542b69dfe&t=most+challenges+performed
    The Renegade Bootneck: Hmmm... I agree with bear, need to see the technique... and have a look at the pull ups?

    There are a few similar challenges to this at http://bootneckblueprint.com
    GedMustoNumber1: 145 Press Ups and 186 Sit-Ups after doing those 1.5 miles back to back...no way Jose, plain and simple!!!...you must've only been coming up a couple an inch or two and that's it...do what guys like me, Bear, AndyWeaver, Worthster etc...does and put u
    Bear: In order for me to believe this...I would need to just see the video of you doing the press ups and sit-ups. I bet they aren't even close to a "real" one.
    Dinosaur: Extraordinay claims require extraordinary proof. We've got to see a video of this sort of performance, azza, because it's way, way ahead of what some very serious athletes have scored in this challenge!

All about this challenge

Profile pic: SgtHardman Challenge created by:
SgtHardman

Challenge for: all

Challenge goal: improve general fitness

Challenge targets: whole body

Level: suitable for all competitors

Age: any age

Here's what you need to do to take part:

Ever dreamed of night-time boat assaults on an enemy beach? See if you could pass the Royal Marines entrance fitness test.

The basic test is:
- do a 1.5 mile run in under 12.5mins
- 1 minute rest
- do a second 1.5 mile run in under 10.5mins

Then a gym test:
- press-ups in 2 mins (min target: 60)
- 2 mins rest
- sit-ups in 2 mins (min target: 80)
- 2 mins rest
- as many pull-ups as you can do without letting go (min target: 6)

There's also a bleep test and assault course, but we'll let you feeble civilians off for now.





Any score greater than 0 - congratulations, expect a call from the Marines any moment now.

Less than 0 - well, your score says it all! Work hard, work fast, work-out!

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Note: if the challenge description doesn't include clear details of what to do to enter, please contact the person who created the challenge to ask them to improve the description, or report this challenge

Entry scores

E1: First 1.5 mile run

E2: Second 1.5 mile run

E3: No. of press-ups in 2 minutes

E4: No. of sit-ups in 2 minutes

E5: Pull-ups

Challenge scores are calculated using:

Score= (12.5-E1)*6 + (10.5-E2)*6 + E3-60 + E4-80 + (E5-6)*10