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Shoot Report – Pride Park – April 2014
Unlike those who attended the Scottish championships our Easter Sunday started wet, very wet and not helped by grabbing the non waterproof jacket by mistake. Thankfully the heavy rain stopped by about 12 and stayed away for the rest of the day.
It would have been nice to go to Scotland but we had not been able to secure leave from work in time to book our place.So it was an early start and drive up to Derbyshire for Pride Park’s Easter shoot. Despite the weather the welcome was friendly and the food hot. It was good to see Jill had recovered from her mishap of the previous week at the SVYF shoot when her riser snapped (previous post). Sorry there aren’t any photos but I had buried my phone in my only dry pocket. You can see a previous shoot report here for Pride Park.
The course comprised 36 targets of mixed 3ds and paper faces.
The course itself is spread over 2 woods, one large wood and one much smaller one which offers up and downhill shots. The smaller wood would prove to have one of the best shots of the course, a paper face of a musk ox across a hollow. Great position and use of dead ground. Well done guys.
In short it was a very friendly and enjoyable shoot if a little wet.