The final round of the FFTA winter league 2017 held at Broadland Air Rifle Club situated between Norwich and Acle and within easily reached from Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Diss and North Walsham.
On arrival to the club the sun was shining and the wind was blowing and I mean it really was blowing. Today was going to be a very challenging day and I didn’t expect a very high score.
On the plinking I noticed shots going one side and then the other at 55Yds I wondered if the wind from the right was bouncing back from the bank on the left swirling rather than switching direction. Getting my head around this I had a starting plan for the course and my start lane 5 with partner for the day Jacob Kay a very promising young lad from the Broadlands camp.
The course I believe was designed by David Elvin and set out by himself and the Broadlands team, thank you all a very nice testing course.
I started the match off well taking target 9 down quiet a longish one the distance I can’t remember and then followed by target 10. Moving onto lane 6 which was probably the best lane of the day from me taking target 11 and then target 12 which I made around 51 yards with such a wind blowing I was very pleased to see it go down, (its in the video below) a very nice shot. I was starting to think this could be my day as most of the targets where going down for me and in this wind too.!
It wasn’t too long before I started missing all the silly easy ones but still finished with a respectable 23/30 on the day, but yet again…
Simon Ayres from Broadlands somehow lands a 28/30 to take the day !. Well done Simon I don’t knowhow you do it.?
The final scores are being held back for the presentation shoot day at Hereward 09.30am
19th March 2017 and as soon as they are released we will post them up here.
For direction to Hereward can be found here
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Below is a short clip of the Broadlands shoot before my batteries went flat.