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16-12-2009, 18:30   #436
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Ah fer... Do they make you do the obstacle course aswel? Coz that dummy was no friend of mind either...
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Ah fer... Do they make you do the obstacle course aswel? Coz that dummy was no friend of mind either...
Yeah, afraid so. You have to pass it at the end of Phase 1 so that you can do Phase 2. Same again for Phase 3 to get to phase 4. If you passed it now, you will certainly pass it after 22 weeks of training so don't worry about it! It will be fine.
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16-12-2009, 19:46   #438
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Ah Im only joking, it will be worth it. For anyone doing the pct, my advice for the push pull is this.. Its very difficult to know how youre doing on it as youre not pushing against a certain weight so put as much force behind it as possible and aim to increase it at each push/pull. Its only 20 seconds and it goes by very fast so theres no need to try conserve energy for the end like you would be inclined to do with the course. Basically just go for it. Its not easy for us ladies but it is do-able!
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have been waiting since i passed interview in aug 08 and was callsd for a med 3 weeks ago on dec 9 . Passed thankfully and did the pct on dec 15 and also passed asked about intakes but they had no idea and just said HR would be in touch. A few lads on the day of my med were redoing as they had passed it and the pct but time had lapsed on their meds. glad to see im not alone in waiting there were rumors about intakes in feb and i heard from a source who has always found out about intakes the same thing but who knows. Hope any info is useful. PS anyone doing pct dont stress it looks harder then it is i was quiet worried but went through comfortably
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Did my PCT on Tuesday morning also...Was fine, little bit tougher than i expected especially the dummy drag (more so the 3rd time round) but any general level of fitness and you will pass it..

Just think of it as 3 minutes of your life that could lead to a lot more down the line..

As for the push pull - its a matter of just driving those arms back and forth, focus on a point on the wall is a good way of concentrating your rhythm.
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Did my PCT on Tuesday morning also...Was fine, little bit tougher than i expected especially the dummy drag (more so the 3rd time round) but any general level of fitness and you will pass it..

Just think of it as 3 minutes of your life that could lead to a lot more down the line..

As for the push pull - its a matter of just driving those arms back and forth, focus on a point on the wall is a good way of concentrating your rhythm.

Fair play houseystuff. When did you do your interview??? God this is becoming a never ending list of people waiting, will I ever get called for a medical or PCT
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Did it in May 08..So I have been waiting a bit for the medical and PCT..How about you?
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have been waiting since i passed interview in aug 08 and was callsd for a med 3 weeks ago on dec 9 . Passed thankfully and did the pct on dec 15 and also passed asked about intakes but they had no idea and just said HR would be in touch. A few lads on the day of my med were redoing as they had passed it and the pct but time had lapsed on their meds. glad to see im not alone in waiting there were rumors about intakes in feb and i heard from a source who has always found out about intakes the same thing but who knows. Hope any info is useful. PS anyone doing pct dont stress it looks harder then it is i was quiet worried but went through comfortably

Fact that people were redoing meds i think is a good sign as they surely wouldnt call people back if intake wasnt imminent...famous last words i suppose i said the same in october when people were called..
congrats to those who passed meds,pcts.

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I think it is a good sign. There were a few statements made over the past 6 months or so stating that the moratorium would be lifted next year if I remember correctly. If I was a betting lady I would say there could be an intake in Feb. Of course, thats not to say that we will all be in that intake but it would be great to get the ball rolling again. Either way Im sure offers would go out early Jan for a Feb intake so we will know in a few weeks Im sure.
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Congratulations Blue Belle, delighted for you... you will be in Templemore before you know it!
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Ah thanks eroo
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Fact that people were redoing meds i think is a good sign as they surely wouldnt call people back if intake wasnt imminent...famous last words i suppose i said the same in october when people were called..
congrats to those who passed meds,pcts.
hey waiting game few of us were thinking the same on the day the guys were redoing meds why call them now if there was no intake soon would not make sense if they were going to have to wait another year. Im new to the site so forgive if i ask questions already asked but how do they decide who goes in? Is it in order of completion of everything passed or do they mix it up with age and gender? just wondering have u everyting passed aswell
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Are any of the lads that repeated their medicals watching in at the moment ? If so, will ye make yourselves known and lets us know whats happening.
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I dont think people repeating medicals know any more than us Adrian. They just get a phone call to say go do it again on such and such a day etc.. Nobody knows anything yet so just sit tight for now
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hey waiting game few of us were thinking the same on the day the guys were redoing meds why call them now if there was no intake soon would not make sense if they were going to have to wait another year. Im new to the site so forgive if i ask questions already asked but how do they decide who goes in? Is it in order of completion of everything passed or do they mix it up with age and gender? just wondering have u everyting passed aswell

Hi Tiring wait
yeah i have everything completed since late march/early april..i think its in order of completion of everything you are called i wouldnt say they would take gender or age into consideration.ask away with the questions welcome to the forum.
safe to say it wont be 2012 till we are called!
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