FIVE of Nethermoss Archers’ newer members ventured out to the lovely private shooting ground of Bowmen of Pendle & Samlesbury on Sunday for the 3rd Annual Novice Shoot.
This is a relaxed friendly shoot for Archers with less than two years experience and who were second class or below on the day.
Shooting got off to a good start for recurve archer Claire Gallagher and after the first three dozen arrows she was leading by a healthy margin from fellow club member Carmen Batt.
Shooting a Windsor Round, of nine dozen arrows over three distances of 60, 50 and 40 yards, Claire’s lead continued throughout the day, with her gaining the winners medal.
Our ‘boys’, John Batt, Steve Jervis and Keith Mahood didn’t do as well, John and Steve having appeared on the leader board during the day, unfortunately were not placed in the top three by the end of the shoot.
This was the ideal first shoot for the less experienced, who just want to taste what it’s like to shoot at a tournament.