Sunday, 22 March 2015

Archery update

I have been having a lot of fun at archery lately. Dave (the coach) is amazing and has managed to finally get me shooting in a straight line!  He spent an hour (hour and a half?) a few weeks ago coaching no-one but me and something finally clicked.  For about 3 weeks after, every time I took a shot I could hear his voice telling me what to each time!

I went bow shopping on Friday but sadly the riser (handle of the bow) that I wanted was out of stock. They had it in orange, but I didn't want orange - I wanted blue!  So hopefully it will be in for Weds or Thurs.  Keep you fingers crossed for me!!

Next weekend, there is a competition against another club...only a friendly and Dave kept telling me I should shoot in it.  I kept laughing and telling him NO!  He persuaded me to come and shoot today at 50m and 40m to have a bit of a go and see how I got on with it.  So I did and I did ok!  I scored 525 in total.  I am now going to compete in the inter club competition next week - I must be mad!

I am really enjoying archery, although it annoys the hell out of 'someone' at home, never mind!

16 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Glad you are enjoying your new hobby. I wonder if it is the archery or the coach that is annoying some people? LOL

cucki said...

Glad you are enjoying your new hobby
Big hugs x

Annette-California said...

Congrats Sharon! WOW I think its great that you are participating in some competitions. The more you participate in practices or competitions - the more experienced & better you become. Yes do hold out and get the color/raiser you want.
What's the most points you can earn?
You said you got 525 but out of what?? Just learning here.
love Annette

Marlene jones said...

Well done you for entering the competition, and having a new hobby.

Pull the other thread said...

Well done on making such progress. It's such fun leaning something new and it sounds like you are progressing really well.

Lesley said...

That's great.As long as you are enjoying itwhy not take partin a fiendly competition:)

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Sounds as if you are having great fun with the archery. Look forward to reading how you get on in the competition.

Katie said...

So great to hear you are having fun. That's all that matters. Good luck with the competition. Sorry it makes someone at home annoyed.

Mii Stitch said...

Sounds like you're having a great time with your new hobby!!!Sorry someone at home is not so pleased :)

Linda said...

Congratulations and good luck in the competition Sharon. You can do it. Just don't forget about stitching. Write me when you have the time.

Linda

Heather said...

Lol don't feel bad my someone at home gets annoyed with my stitching. I've only done archery once in school but I enjoyed it I should take it up again

Faith... said...

Glad you are enjoying your new hobby and it sounds as though you are getting really good at it! I think I missed your birthday - so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Barbi said...

Sounds like you are having fun!

Justine said...

Sounds like fun! I would enter just for the fun and the experience. Don't give up on your stitching though!

Thoeria said...

Ahhh....I first wondered why blue?! Then I remembered that I've often seen pics of Maid Marion in a Blue gown!! So makes perfect sense :D
Sounds like you're having loads of fun!

Susan said...

It sounds like you are really enjoying your new hobby. As far as competitions? Go for it! They are a great way to get experience.