It has been a very cold, wet, and windy month and not very condusive for archery or archers, especially the fair weathered variety. However, there has been a consistent band of hardy, or should we say foolhardy archers that have attended sessions most weekends though, and good to see. We all need that prod now and again to get out and get some exercise and fresh air, not to mention the glorious views we get over a cloudy London skyline. So, I am encouraging more members to shoot the longer distances and move out from the comfort zone, and join the two chaps at the end of the line and getting their steps up. Although, when shooting at any distance it’s great to see members attending and socialising with each other.
It wasn’t as cold as it has been in recent weeks for the Frostbite round, so fingers weren’t
as numb as usual. There were some good scores achieved, especially by Tesfa and Andy
with the barebow, and in all we had 11 members shoot the 30 metre distance with young
Will on 20 metres.
We won’t know how we fair in the league for a while yet but Phil will
no doubt let us know. However, you still have up to the end of March to help CMO do well
in the League. This again is a short round of only 36 arrows so after a short break for
coffee, we had an impromptu round of Rainbow Warrior.
It wasn’t looking to good for the first round of Game of Arrows on January 7th 2023, but a late start
was in order though, which helped as the assembled archers missed the worst of the weather.
The games were keenly contested by 3 teams, around 20 archers in all, and they were neck and neckto start with, however, after a few rounds Draccar and Wolfgar pulled away from struggling Leander.
After we fired up the BBQ and had personal service handing out the burgers, hot dogs and mulled wine while trying to keep those waiting in the dry. Hopefully everyone went away fully fed and watered and didn’t slip in the mud on the way home, which left the club house floor fit for wrestlers (mud that is). Thanks to Nigel for mopping that up.