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First Competition

Tokyo or Bust
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My room for the night, prior to the competition, basic but warm and comfitable, if a bit noisy.

First competition at Bisley National Championships last weekend, I let myself and all my supporters down badly.

My scores were lower than I can remember. I had been obtaining 480 ish in training (10 x 6 shots = 600) but only managed 418 and 426, missing the target on a number of occasions. Absolutely mortified when I saw the first set of results, LAST and forty points less than the next score, never been last in anything in my whole life.


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My weapon of choice, still waiting for a new grip to fit my hand better (not an excuse).

Not something I can quantify. In the run up to the competition I was Happy, Relaxed, Rested and even Optimistic.

It went pear shaped when I started taking my sighting shots. I picked up my first pellet and immediately started shaking and dropped it. After that I couldn’t get myself relaxed and so it continued right through the first session.

The second session started much better with my second set of ten shots scoring 82, I looked round to share my change of fortunes with my coach, only to see she wasn’t there. This seemed to pray on my mind and I never managed to capitalise on the improvement.

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This (84) or better is what I was expecting to do per 10 shots x 6.

Next competition in two weeks at Stoke Mandaville. Got to pick myself up of the ground and train on Wednesday.

I netted just over £200 with my Crowdfunder Campaign, so I can at least give the promised 20% to the club, £41 that will be a boost.



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