Club FITA 18 Target Day
29 members got some practice ready for next weeks Inclusion Shoot. Good performances were led by Tom Howse recording a PB of 578 in the senior recurve with Mark Crompton finishing second on 513. Riley Spencer-nice won the junior section with 459 and a county record.
Rachel Lucas won the Barebow with 487 taking the County junior and senior county records!
Dave Ponton won the Gents Longbow with a score of 363.
James Howse won the Gents Compound with 568 and Lucy Mason won the Ladies with 562.
There were many personal best scores.
Lucy at The Hampshire Archery Association Weekend
Lucy shot on Saturday in the Hampshire Archery Association weekend in Eastleigh (Nr Southampton). The day consisted of a FITA 18 ranking round in the morning, and H2H’s in the afternoon.
She put in a solid score of 568 in the morning, ranking her No1.
She had aspirations of breaking the world record in the H2H’s, which currently stands at 145 out of 150.
Her ranking gave her a by into the semi final, which she eased through with a score of 143 to 136. She then came up against the 2nd ranked archer from Guernsey shooting a score of 142 to 136 to win gold.
No world record this time, but a successful day all the same.
Field Course on Target
Progress is being made on our field course but there is a lot of work to do over the next few weeks if we are to start using the course by mid March. We are hoping to get a lot done during half term week.
Outline shows Core targets, bunny (shorter targets) and unmarked targets to be added, it will be challenging but a lot of work will go in to clearing overshoot so no lost arrows!
Longbow & Barebow setup and tuning workshop
25th February (Wednesday) at Birdlip.
All welcome, just £3 per head. Session run by Wales Archery.
2 courses on Mondays and one on Fridays are starting in the next week, all the courses are full! Friday will also see the start of an intensive coaching programme for selected improvers.
European Youth Cup in Klagenfurt – Austria
Congratulations to James Howse & Lucy Mason for being selected to compete at this competition in May.
We are now all Danage at GL1, which is a great achievement, this will eliminate the straw residue left to clean up after club practice sessions.