A great day at the Cheshire Metric Clout. A bit chilly in the morning but lovely and sunny in the afternoon, although a tricky wind (as usual!). We won the Longbow Team Trophy again, Nina won the Ladies Longbow trophy and Alison was second. Chris was 6th and Steve 8th. Good to see old friends and be back at clout after so long.
What a glorious day to be roaming around fields filled with buttercups, shooting arrows into crystal clear blue skies, getting nowhere near the mark even though you put them out and know the distance.
A very enjoyable day with great company and some great banter, then home for a well deserved drink and try and get the yellow pollen off the boots and clothes.
Congratulations Katrina Horton on the piercing of The Red Dragon, the last mark of a superb day. Although the numbers were smaller than usual, everyone enjoyed the day, and basically that is more important that any damage done to the marks.
It was also great to see the juniors taking part and enjoying the day, and yes they were getting their arrows, all bar one, over that tree!
We know where it is, now we just need a strong wind to make it fall to the ground. Hopefully we will be able to pick it up through the week or even at the weekend.
Hope this does not happen too often as they take quite a while to paint in the first place, but congratulations to Gabe Powell for putting an arrow into ‘Boar’s Head’ from a distance of 135 paces. Now all I have to do is get the wood filler our and a paint touch-up.
All in all a wonderful afternoon with a great crew putting arrows into the sky, not knowing quite where they will drop….
……especially if you have been told by a fellow archer that the mark that has just been described, is pointed out to you off to the right and about 300 yds from the shooting line 😉
Thank you to everyone that participated, it is such great fun to shoot with you all.
Congratulations to Steve Williams, 1st Gent Longbow, Katrina Horton, 2nd Lady Longbow and Alison Williams, 3rd Lady Longbow at the much awaited return of competitive archery.
Neston Company of Archers ran a trial clout competition to see how Covid-19 restrictions would affect competitive archery.
Whilst the strong winds and heavy rain affected everyone, the event itself under strict guidelines from the organisers was a huge success. Unfortunately, due to the guidelines, there could be no presentation after the event, but awards will be posted out.
Many thanks to Peter Gregory and Tracy Cross-Hargreaves and to the members of Neston Company of Archers for all their hard work enabling the event to take place.
It was nice to get out shooting again as The Longbow Club, and doing a Traditional Clout. It was nice to meet up with members we have not seen in twelve months, but also to welcome new member Luca Powell who has not shot with the club before let alone a clout!
To be fair, he did a pretty good job on the mini rove as well!