Sizzling Sunday Shoot 21/08/2011

On a warm Sunday morning a group of fun loving club archers gathered at the field. Some claimed they had come to do a bit of serious practice, whilst others admitted they were there just for the food. Yes! it was time for the Midsummer Madness Breakfast Shoot.

Sticking rigidly to the rules Penny Neaverson called those gathered to the line at 7:55am, bearing in mind that Sighters were at 7:30am sharp. A silence fell on the line, or did it, there secreted on the shooting line was Steve Blount, need I say more.

It was a welcome sight to see Steve and the other trophy hunters Dan Brown and Margaret Mansell-Gavin, come for the breakfast. By agreement, it was decided that the head cook and bottlewash would call us when they felt the food was ready.

After sighters and one dozen arrows the call came and everyone made their way into the clubhouse. On offer was bacon, sausages, fried egg and fresh white baps. I almost forgot, tea and coffee.

When we finally emerged from the clubroom we all tried to concentrate on our archery, some better than others. Although Steve Blount had some poor sighters, a bit like the bloke who put his arrows in a sugarbeet field, he claims he had a PB.

The end result was an enjoyable shoot, balanced with fine food and excellent comradeship, I think! I must also mention that Margaret Mansell-Gavin won the ladies recurve, Penny Neaverson ladies longbow, Henry Evans gents longbow, Tim Hastie gents recurve and last but not least, Mel Homer won the gents compound.

Thank you all for coming along and making the efforts of Penny Evans and Teresa worthwhile.