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Yorkshire Spring Clout

Great to be back at clout today at York, meeting up with old friends. A very challenging headwind made it quite difficult, especially for Alison as none of her arrows reached the scoring zone, but Katrina came away with a nice bit of bling as 2nd Lady Longbow.

Thank you to York Archers for putting on the event and the very welcoming, super tasty chill and tacos that was put on for lunch

Poulton Hall Spring Rove

A brilliant day roving with the Longbow Club. A bit chilly in the morning but the sun eventually came out and everyone had a great time. Delicious cakes from Nina, super soup from Sarah and flapjacks from Alison. Thank you to everyone that attended and to the members of The Longbow Club for all the effort to put on such a great day.

…a well organised Rove as always – well done everyone

…another enjoyable event, very well organised as usual. Thanks!

…I am just grateful for you all putting on the event and the very welcome homemade soups and cakes. You all deserve a pat on the back. I think we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

…First rove I’ve ever topped the list so pretty chuffed.

…A very big thank you to you and your colleagues for arranging an excellent and enjoyable Rove yesterday. Look forward to the next one.

…Thanks for an excellent day out today.  Looking forward to your next shoot.

…just to say thank you for the shoot today. It was great fun, despite the glue failue on my arrow points

 

Kendal Longbow Western

A fabulous day at the Kendal Longbow Western although numbers were down due to a flu outbreak.

Could not have asked for nicer weather as the sun shone all day. A huge thank you to Tony and Lorraine for all their hard work ensuring the event went ahead as planned.

Congratulations to Katrina Horton, 1st Lady, Helen Horsley for the most greens, Sarah Davenall for the most hits, Dave Whitham 1st Gent and winner of the Wand and to Chris Eccles, 2nd Gent.

Unbelievable Rove…

A great day roving at Poulton Hall with lovely company. The thick fog didn’t help much, especially at the pond where Alison decided she was going to ‘Kill the pond’, which she did in true Longbow style.

The thick fog and the eerie quietness made for an unbelievable end of year Rove.

3rd Poulton Hall Rove

A brilliant time at the Longbow Club’s Rove at Poulton Hall. Great to see old friends after such a long time. Thanks to Chris Eccles and Pete Price for laying out such a great course and to everyone who helped to make it such a wonderful day!

Comments received…

Just a short note to thank you and all your ‘team’ for organising such a great day.  Vic and I were really pleased to have taken part and look forward to hearing about the ones you hope to organise next year.  We returned to our hotel, tired but happy- once again, thanks for a really great day.

Thank you again for all yours and the teams efforts. I would say it was a resounding success and Karen and I look forward to your next one

Wow! Best. Day’s. Rove. Evar!

Thanks Chris and to all the team, it was a great day. Very entertaining and challenging, well managed, and fun. Thanks again- Andy

Thank you for an excellent day Roving, great course and great organisation. It was so nice to finally get a few arrows away and spend the day with you all

Many thanks for this. It was a super day out and I’m looking forward to your next Rove. Hopefully by then I will be able to pull a few more pounds.

I am disappointed I wasn’t able to shoot this afternoon but nevertheless thoroughly enjoyed the morning shoot. Thank you to you, Katrina and all your colleagues for an excellent day’s shooting. I look forward to news of your event in February. 

An awesome gathering of likeminded friends today – was fantastic to see everyone together again! Thank you to everyone for organising a brilliant shoot.

Flodden Marks

A fantastic turnout not only for the Flodden Marks, but also for The Longbow Club. Represented by Sarah, Colin and Ben Cavanagh, Sue and Pete Price, Josh MacLaren, Katrina Horton and Chris Eccles.

The weather was reasonable and the 14 Marks, quite challenging. Congratulations to Sue Price, the overall victor, collecting the Sword of Flodden. Sue was also the winner of the Lightweight Bow Class with Josh coming second and Katrina third. Ben Cavanagh was the winner in the Ultra Light Bow class 

A huge thank you to Jason and his team for a fabulous day.

Sword of Shrewsbury

Congratulations to Katrina Horton on winning the Ladies Sword of Shrewsbury for the second year in a row.
The Longbow club was represented by Lady Paramount Ann Ledson, and archers Katrina Horton, Keith Ledson and Chris Eccles.
Ann and Katrina cooked bacon baps for breakfast and Ann cooked burgers for lunch. A great day was had by all and the weather was glorious.

Cheshire Weekend

Congratulations to Katrina Horton, Cheshire Lady Longbow Champion at the Cheshire Weekend.

Eagle Bowmen Weekend of Clout

Day 2

Typical Penrith weather again. The forecast said moderate breeze from over right shoulder – no it wasn’t, it was a light headwind in the morning. Until walking back from about the 4th end Alison realised that the wind had gone round 180 degrees and was now from behind us! The forecast earlier in the week had said we would be baking in 23+ degrees plus full sunshine but fortunately that was wrong too – it was comfortable at about 19 deg and cloudy until the sun came out at the end of the presentations.
No bling today but Alison did manage to skewer the flag again – at least this time it was on a scoring end, not sighters!
The whole weekend was great fun and it was lovely to see old friends again.

Eagle Bowmen Weekend of Clout

Day 1

Typical Penrith weather again. The forecast said moderate breeze from over right shoulder – no it wasn’t, it was a light headwind in the morning. Until walking back from about the 4th end Alison realised that the wind had gone round 180 degrees and was now from behind us! The forecast earlier in the week had said we would be baking in 23+ degrees plus full sunshine but fortunately that was wrong too – it was comfortable at about 19 deg and cloudy until the sun came out at the end of the presentations.
No bling today but Alison did manage to skewer the flag again – at least this time it was on a scoring end, not sighters!
The whole weekend was great fun and it was lovely to see old friends again.