What is the Rehabilitation Triathlon?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the Royal Marines Rehabilitation Triathlon. “Competitive sport gives those in recovery something to aim for, and sport has parallels to service life in terms of involving the same qualities, like motivation, perseverance and resilience as well as being physically fit.” (McElhone, 2019). 2.0 Where is the Rehabilitation… Read More

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Royal Marines (All Arms) Commando Training for Foreign Military Students

What is the All Arms Commando Course? Detailed information on the All Arms Commando Course (AACC) can be found here. The AACC is undertaken at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM), Lympstone, on the South coast of England. Emphasis is on fitness and stamina, and all students must be physically prepared on arrival. Students… Read More

Pass Rates for the Royal Marines Commando Course (including AACC & RFCC) (2000 to 2009)

The number of military personnel to pass out of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) between 2001 and 2009 is outlined in the table below. Training Cohort/Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 RM Officers – 28 43 37 28 38 33 35 36 39 RM Other Ranks 500 566… Read More

Pectoralis Major Rupture & the Royal Marines Tarzan Assault Course

Research Paper Title Case series of pectoralis major rupture requiring operative intervention sustained on the Royal Marines ‘Tarzan’ assault course. Abstract The authors present (with intra-operative imaging) four patients who sustained pectoralis major (PM) ruptures on the same piece of equipment of the ‘Tarzan’ assault course at the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines (CTCRM). Recruits… Read More

What is the Incidence & Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Royal Marines Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Incidence and Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Military Basic Training. Background Currently, little is known about the length of time required to rehabilitate patients from stress fractures and their return to preinjury level of physical activity. Previous studies have looked at the return to sport in athletes, in… Read More

Marathons: Athletes vs. Commandos!

In the 2015 London marathon, times to complete the 26.2 mile (42.16 km) course varied depending on whether the runners were elite or non-elite: Elite Men: 2:04:29 by Wilson Kipsang in 2014. 2:03:05 by Eliud Kipchoge in 2016 Elite Women: 2:15:25 by Paula Radcliffe in 2003. Non-Elite: Finishing with a time of between two and… Read More

200 Metres: Athletes vs. Commandos!

In 2017, the qualification standard for British athletes for the 200 metres was set at: 21.35 seconds for men; and 24.70 seconds for women. For military personnel attending the Royal Marines Recruit Course, the Royal Marines Young Officer Course, and the All Arms Commando Course, the qualification standard for the 200 metres was set at:… Read More