Archery…

more than men in tights…

A new PB!

OK if I’m honest, I couldn’t NOT set a PB as I shot a round I’ve never attempted before.

On a gorgeous afternoon, high, white, fluffy clouds floated gently across a blue sky, occasionally giving respite from the sun. A pair of kites were wheeling and crying overhead as a handful of intrepid members of Reading Archers took to the field.

I was shooting a Long National (4 doz. @ 80yds, 2 doz. @ 60yds) for the first time and 80yds for the first time in 4 years. I guestimated my sightmark and my first 4 sighters hit the boss, one hit the stand and the other went walkabout.

Archery-TargetOver the 80yds I didn’t do very well, but I couldn’t really expect to – yes, I know, distance is all in the head, just do the same as at any other distance, just move the sight down.

I had more misses than golds at 80yds, things will be better next time, and better again the time after that. My results improved at 60yds, but I only had 2 dozen arrows with which to pad/prop up my score.

My score for the round was 344, helped immensely by the six golds & nine reds at 60yds..(which is as many golds as I scored last week at Yateley over 3 doz@ 60yds).

It’s a PB by a technicality, but more importantly it’s a benchmark. I have about a month until I need to shoot the same round in competition. I hope to greatly improve on this by then.

Same again tomorrow morning, 10.30 start, should be all over by 1PM….

TTFN :)

Results from the weekend

The full results are in from the Yateley Windsor, I came 18th….I rock…well, closer to rocking than I did a few weeks ago 😀

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Yateley, Sunday

The target list is out for Yateley – target 19….see you there if you’re going!