The championships had been postponed from mid (heatwave) August and we were all looking forward to
an end of summer season shoot. Putley looked resplendent as we welcomed archers from across the
county. The tent line was in full force given the forecast but the predicted bad weather didn’t arrive which
is just as well because Ledbury Archers were busy shooting up a storm of their own!
At the end of a long day we collapsed into the barn for mugs of tea and other yummy refreshments
(thanks Lydia) whilst we waited for the results. There were gold medals in the National and Bristol rounds
for Chard (longbow), Pat (longbow) and Graham S (recurve).
In the junior championship Bristol rounds there were wins for Joe B (u18 recurve), Josh (u16 barebow)
and Kara (u12 barebow) in her first ever competition; that’s three junior county champions. It’s brilliant
that we have young archers on the line and we’ll be following their progress.
In the senior championship, a Hereford round, there were silver medals for Caroline (recurve) and Mark
N (barebow). Championship gold medals were awarded to Dan C (barebow), Steph (barebow), Mark
B(longbow) and Rachel (longbow).
A fitting end to the competitive outdoor season, our little club continues to be a force in Herefordshire
and now boasts seven county champions.
Thanks to all those who made it all run smoothly, Mark and Graham for leading field crew duties and
Lydia for manning the urn and everyone else for being there and shooting so well. Go team Ledbury!