Northern Challenge – Wild Geese 24th June

What a great day! The weather at its best, the course bone dry, lots of new 3D targets to shoot at and plenty of food and drink at critical times.

Ten Scarborians met in the shade of the trees, bacon bun in one hand, mug f tea in the other, score cards clamped between the teeth. It was hot; sunshine, tea and bacon roll.

We met with field archers from several clubs to contest the annual Northern challenge Tournament over a course of thirty six, all 3D targets from an owl hidden in a tree, a wild cat climbing up a tree trunk, birds suspended from flexible wires, deer hidden in the undergrowth… every target set as a challenge to the archers skill.

A quick chat with members at lunch time indicated that we were all doing quite well, especially ur two juniors dylan and Ben who were heading for spectacularly high scores of over five hundred points. fortunately the afternoon session continued in the same mode and we ended up with a haul of six bright shiny medals.

Ben won the junior gold medal, closely followed by Dylan with the silver medal. Keith won gold in AFB. Andy B. won silver and Colin Bronze in Long bow, Time won silver in the new hunter class.

Everyone produced personal best scores.

Scarborian Field Archers are becoming a force to be reckoned with in open competitions as we continue to field a large team of enthusiastic archers. Well done to all.