What is the Lanyard Endurance Race?

This article provides an overview of Royal Corps of Signals Lanyard Endurance Race, also known as the Lanyard Trophy. Read More

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Does 1.5 mile Run Time & Body Mass Predict 8 Mile Loaded March Performance?

Research Paper Title 1.5 mile run time and body mass predict 8 mile loaded march performance, irrespective of sex. Background To develop a statistical model to predict 8 mile Loaded March (LM) performance and quantify differences in physical characteristics for men and women British Army Personnel. Methods 135 trained soldiers (87 men; 48 women) completed… Read More

What are the Effects of Heavy Load Carriage during Constant-Speed, Simulated, Road Marching?

Research Paper Title Effects of heavy load carriage during constant-speed, simulated, road marching. Background Load carriage is a key element in dismounted military operations. Load carriage requirements in the field regularly exceed 50% of lean body mass (LBM) and have only rarely been studied. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the metabolic… Read More

Do Current Predictive Equations Underestimate the Metabolic Cost of Load Carriage by Military Personnel over Complex Terrain?

Research Paper Title Metabolic Costs of Military Load Carriage over Complex Terrain. Background Dismounted military operations often involve prolonged load carriage over complex terrain, which can result in excessive metabolic costs that can directly impair soldiers’ performance. Although estimating these demands is a critical interest for mission planning purposes, it is unclear whether existing estimation… Read More

Can You Predict Ground Reaction Force from a Hip-Borne Accelerometer during Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title Predicting Ground Reaction Force from a Hip-Borne Accelerometer during Load Carriage. Background Ground reaction forces (GRF) during load carriage differ from unloaded walking. Methods to quantify peak vertical GRF (pGRFvert) of Soldiers walking with loads outside of a laboratory are needed to study GRF during operationally relevant tasks. Therefore, the purpose of… Read More

British Army PTI’s learn new Role Fitness Tests

The British Army’s Physical Training Instructors (PTI’s) have experienced the new Role Fitness Test (Soldier) for the first time. The Army’s fitness experts attended a gruelling training session at The Armour Centre, in Bovington, in early March, where they faced the new Physical Employment Standards (PES) that they will deliver from April 01 2019 to… Read More

Marathons: Athletes vs. Para’s!

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