On the 21st June, Overton Black Arrows will be holding a marathon shoot, in aid of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance.
Club members will be shooting continuous "Frostbite" rounds from 10am Friday until 10am Saturday over the summer solstice. A minimum of two archers will be shooting at all times at 80cm targets, placed 30 metres from the shooting line.
Our aim is to reach and exceed a cumulative total of 20,000 points. Both beginners and seasoned competition archers will be taking part, with many different bow styles being represented.
Anyone who wishes to support the club, and through them the Air Ambulance can donate via the fundraising page: https://uk.virginmoneygi...
We had a total of 45 people, but they all went through 2 or 3 times, so the coaches were very busy. Plenty of interest for beginners courses - a couple of people already signed up came along too.
Thanks to Jo, Mark, Terry, Susie, Steve B, Mike H, Peter, Eric, Steve A, and other members that chatted to the budding archers. Thanks also to Sophie Meering from AGB for coming along and supporting us. Some of you missed the fun we had taking everything down when the rain started.
We had a (sealed) collection tin out for the air ambulance, so I can't give you a count, but there's certainly some money in there!
We had another great day at the Warren today - sunburnt in May, can't be too bad...we had 12 visitors and 9 club members come along today, shooting at 18 targets scattered around the Warren. I believe that only two arrows were lost the whole day long - one on the practice butts and one - well done Rob - on a 50m target in the woods. Rob now feels he is a "proper" field archer.