Bright sunshine and warm (occasionally stiff) breezes made for a beautiful day’s shooting at Runwell for our 40th annual shoot – slightly disappointing thay the turnout was way down on previous years: only 12 archers (all seniors) took to the line to shoot the various Western rounds. Happily we were joined by two new archers Steve and Charles who battled it out in the Novice round and had a great time doing so!
Many thanks as always to Graeme for marking out the field in the days prior, and to Sarah our Lady P for running the kitchen and keeping everyone hydrated.
Special thanks to Paul for organizing and administering the shoot and to all the archers for helping set up and break down the field in quick time.
Results and summary below.
We had a great turnout and beautiful weather for this year’s Target Championships at Runwell, with a number of archers shooting their first outdoor competition – everyone had a great time although commiserations to Mia C who had to pull out early
Well done to all the winners and PB-setters! Many thanks to Phil for organizing the shoot, Graeme and Brian for marking out the field, the field party for their help getting everything set, to Louise and other mums for the catering, and Marcel for performing Lady P duties.
Results and summary below:
Congratulations to all the archers, some competing for the first time, who enjoyed our annual Target Championships this weekend at Runwell.
Although a little chilly out of the sunshine, and with a whippy little breeze (particularly at the longest distances), the weather was fine and bright: the turnout of juniors (plus their hangers-on ) and seniors was a little down on previous years but we attribute this to the variable weather in the week prior.
Everyone shot brilliantly of course but notable mentions go to young Sam B for his crazy big score, Mia C who wasn’t far off Sam’s 840 with 742, Grace and Alison shooting above their classification at 50yards, our fantastic Lauren B recovering from a nasty shoulder injury to win the 60/50 yard competition and Hector B for winning his first competition!
We had some fierce competition with a good bit of friendly needling between our novice gents with Simon edging out Bill by a tiny margin of 9 points. Very close – there is sure to be a rematch soon!
A great day of shooting was enjoyed on, behind and beyond the shooting line – many thanks to Graeme for marking out the field, Phil for organizing a snappy competition and the fabulous ‘catering staff’ for regular cups of tea and cakes. And apologies to the crew for delaying access to the target bosses by being a very tardy key-holder…!
Results and summary below.
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2015 Competition Results
Well done to everyone for shooting so well on a beautiful late spring Sunday!
Previous Year’s Championships
Ants assemble! Phil is the man with the plan…
A fantastic turnout, warm sunshine and some great scores (and an impromptu water-fight!) will be the hallmarks of the 36th Club Target Championships, taking place on Sunday 18th May.
John (L) and Ian (R) on the shooting line – and is that Brian trying to hide between them?
Early entries made Phil (and the field team’s) job much easier – rounds and their relevant distances could be worked out in advance so less time was spent on admin and organisation, more time spent on enjoying the day!
Congratulations to all who shot and especially to those who took home the trophies and badges. Special thanks also to Graham and Brian for once again marking out the field.
The hard work done, time to relax with a little tea…and collect some silverware!