On the Sunday Severn Valley club (or to give it’s full name, Severn Valley Yeoman Foresters) hosted it’s first open shoot of 2014 so Sharon and I were helping on the run up to the shoot and marshaling on the day. So it was a busy day preparing the course on Saturday daytime.
Saturday night saw us entertaining Paul and Rhian. They were shooting the course on Sunday so were staying over as it saved them a long drive down on Sunday morning. It proved a Great night chatting with take away food and a drop or two of wine.
Sunday morning saw great shooting weather, with light wind, bright spring sunshine and not so warm as to wake all the mosquitos from their winter sleep.
We welcomed 191 archers to the club from 8:30 onwards (200 is our maximum limit so we were nearly full).
There were many familiar faces joining us and It was great to catch up with some friends from Black Arrow and Artemis.
There seemed to be a real buzz on the day and not only from all the newly emerging bees but from the archers too who seemed to be enjoying the sun and the day.
I was lucky enough to watch a few groups and take a load of photos.
As always the course was split in two halves A and B.
A course was set by Steve Colin and Phil, with Chris and Keith doing B.
With few hold ups other than archers stopping to enjoy the food at tea stops the day flowed well.
The only negative thing being an accident which befell one of the archers where her metal riser snapped at full draw. Thankfully she wasn’t seriously injured. (Details can be found here )
Personal congratulations to newbie course layers Keith and Chris Harley. You set a great course. Well done.
Feedback from all attending has been very positive and I’d like to thank all those that either attended as competitors or helpers for giving up their time.
As always thanks for reading.
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