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Archery Report

Thu, 30 Jan 2014  09:51

A large contingent of archers braved heavy seas to compete in England at the weekend and it was well worth the effort. Four went to the World Cup Event which led to yet another title for Aalin George. Thirteen travelled to Wigan to attend the 15th Annual Orrell shoot at Robin Park, where three more trophies and two medals were added to the haul.

The Wigan and Orrell Archers host one of friendliest events in archery and most of the IoM Archers make their debut at Orrell. This year Colin Cain, Rob Lott, Josh Trafford, Jack Tyrer and Danny Cowin all made the trip for the first time and gained valuable experience.

Pete Mumford, a model of consistency, put in a score of 567 to take the Veteran Compound Trophy. He is a shining example of what good practice and clear thinking can achieve in the sport.

Joy Gough, though disappointed to shoot a little below her season best, recorded a score of 561 and took the Ladies Compound Trophy.

Struck down by a virus earlier in the week, it looked unlikely that mother and daughter Barbara and Charlotte Harris would even make the trip. Nursing headaches, swollen glands and aching joints the two decided to go without any expectation of success. However Charlotte Harris was reluctant to relinquish her Junior Girls title without a fight. The enforced lack of practice meant that she started slowly but gradually improved as time passed. She was nowhere near her best, but her score put her well clear of the opposition and enabled her to pocket the Trophy for the third time in four years.

Barbara Harris meanwhile, put in a season best score of 551 to take the silver medal in the Ladies Recurve just ahead of Karen Lott whose score of 546 secured the bronze.

All in all a terrific set of results for the club who flew the Manx Flag high on Sunday.

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