National series stages 3&4 – Surrey

Surprise  surprise it  was windy all weekend, still not necessarily here for the  scores as  much  for  the  finishing position.

With a 1st and 9th place from Oxford gave me 2nd  place in the series rankings,  I  was certainly looking to maintain that.

The WA 50m  was a tricky 683, but with some reasonable 144  H2H  matches I managed to finish 7th on the Saturday, maintained my  2nd place in the series.

Sunday was a WA1440, this time with the wind came bursts of rain to further test our resolve.  With scores of 324, 345, 341 and 356 total 1366 I managed  to finish 5th, unfortunately  other archers results meant  that I dropped to 3rd place  in the overall series  rankings.

Clophill Fita Fest

July 4th and  5th was  the Clophill  Fita  Fest, Saturday  started  out  as  many others have  this  year  – windy.

I  have to  say i  considered packing it  in  and  trying  again  on Sunday, but I stuck  it out scoring a measly 671 and  not  a  decent pass among  the  H2H’s  for my ranking.  The  final  against  James mason  was  great fun  with James winning in  a 1 arrow shoot off.

Sunday however  was  a  different  story  altogether, with no wind  in  the morning I  managed a new PB of  702 for  the WA50m only to  come  in  2nd to  James who also shot  a  new PB  of 704, I don’t  mind  2nd it was a fantastic score for my ranking and GB qualification. The wind  picked up in the afternoon which put pay to any really good H2H scores.

Sundays  final was a rematch  between  me  and James but this  time I  held  on  to win.