Archery…

more than men in tights…

Results are in.

The full results are in for the shoot yesterday. images

I came dead last :(

I spoke the the organiser yesterday regarding the 2006 results. He wasn’t sure if he still had access to them, but they duly arrived this evening.

My score was 768, 108 hits with 40 golds. Which was good enough for second place on the day.

It was good enough for 1st place yesterday. Which is encouraging..sorta, except that I didn’t score it yesterday…but I will get back to that..I promise, both you and myself.

All it takes is practice, commitment and concentration.

Oh…and the love of a good woman…any offers? 😉

An exercise in futility

I shot again last night.

It was another night of high expectations and poor results. Rather than shoot at a target face, I made the decision to take a used face, fold it in four and shoot at the white side. I marked a largish cross and used that as an aiming point. Rarely did I trouble the cross, high, low, left, right and all combinations thereof were shot. Occasionally there were some that went in the middle, there were even occasions where there was a group. More often than not however there was a horizontal line of arrows.

I still haven’t cracked this damned clicker. And now there are people from two clubs who laugh at my attempts to shoot.

I need to find somewhere I can practice without having to release while standing up straight.

I am still getting a twinge in my shoulder from shooting. I don’t know if it’s the weight of the bow or because I lock everything up when aiming.

I can see what’s going/gone wrong on many of my shots, particularly those that fly *very* left of aim point. I am trying to get my arrow point through the clicker by pushing my left arm further forwards – and then round so I am torquing the bow towards the left. Perhaps those going right are me torquing the bow to the right to compensate? The up down thing is probably me drawing through the clicker and instead of releasing immediately creeping or over-drawing – still!.

I need to get this right. I need more practice, actually I need better practice than I am getting. I am not concentrating fully on the task at hand, I know this, there is too much other shit going on in my life at the moment. I am trying to use archery to escape from it and failing, and in the process not helping my archery one bit. I do not want to take another break from this, but is it inevitable, at least ’til I can devote all my concentration to it?