A course track leading up to targets 11 and beyond

An absence of 3D shoot report

Some of the 3Ds decided to try and make a break for it

Some of the 3Ds decided to try and make a break for it

I hope this post finds you all in good health. I didn’t want this weekend to pass without some form of post. It’s a strange time and I have little doubt it will be seen as a strange period in human history.

Normally at this time as we approach the late May bank holiday weekend arrive in the UK, hundreds of archers would be doing their final preparation for the travelling to the NFAS 3D championships. This event would see anything between 400 to 700 archers shooting multiple 3D course. The event is far more than 2 days of shooting, it’s a major social event giving people the opportunity to see friends they might only see once a year.

For those interested I’ve included a few links to previous years events.

Shoot Report – National Field Archery Society Championships – May 2018

The madness  behind the scenes of setting a 3D champs course

Shoot report – NFAS 3D Championships 2016

Shoot Report – NFAS 3D Championships 2016 – day 2

Of course, this year things are very different. Instead of these preparations many clubs across the country are working hard, reviewing risk assessments, updating them to include factors to cover the risks posed by COVID-19. Preparing courses or ranges in the hope of being able to welcome their club members back. We are trying to work out how we can accommodate people safely, following the government and society guidelines.

For now, as always, I thank you for reading, but I feel more importantly I wish you all good health. Stay safe, stay well.

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