Sometimes, even I get things wrong. Sometimes I get things wrong and it’s a good thing. That happened last Sunday.
There I was, expecting about 12-15 archers to turn up to our first SSS, and to my amazement and delight 31 club members arrived.
Everything was going for us; the weather was perfect, spring was definitely in the air, and a beginner’s course had very recently been completed. Not only did a huge bunch of regulars arrive, but so did most of the beginners, all keen and eager to do a bit of outdoor shooting after being taught indoors.
Additional bosses were hastily set up at all the Warwick distances, plus another couple of targets at 20 yards for those not yet confident enough to shoot longer distances. Even Neil was caught on the hop slightly and had to rush back home to collect more arrows for the novices.
The shoot was conducted to tournament rules, and I’m pretty sure all the newcomers learned from the experience. Having said that, the atmosphere was relaxed and very friendly. It was one of those days when, whatever score you might have got, however well or badly you might have been shooting, it was an enjoyable event and a great fun morning.
For myself, I am looking forward to the next SSS. That will be May 7th. National rounds. Perhaps next time I had better expect 31….!
As ever, thanks to everybody who helped set up the field and take it all down again.
For more info see Summer Sunday Shoots and tables of rounds