The 24 Hour Shoot

 

Rushgreen Bowmen Archery Club

 

The 24 Hour Shoot

 

10am Saturday 21st June - 10am Sunday 22nd June 2014

 

 

After all the fun at last year's 24 hour shoot, we put on another event this year. We had a huge amount of fun and it was a really busy day. Well over 100 people came to the event to have a go at our sport and we'd love to see some again at our beginners courses.

 

The Rushgreen Archers were divided into three teams and shot around the clock (18 of us die-hards stuck it out for the full 24 hours) whilst friends, family and special guests shot along side.

 

Our 'come and try' guests shot at full size faces at 20 yards for the whole shoot with a safety net to reduce the time spent looking for wayward arrows

 

During the day and early evening, club members mostly shot Warwick rounds (two dozen arrows at 60 yards following by two dozen at 50 yards). Once we lost the light, we limped down the field to the 20 yard range.

 

 

 

 

Rushgreen Bowmen are very active in the local community, and this event was predominantly aimed at involving other local groups and organisations.

 

The morning started with the 1st and 3rd Witham Scouts and Cubs

 

We really enjoyed having Gerry from Brainwave shoot with us.

 

The Round Table and youngsters from the Witham United Reformed Church Youth Group also

 

Our Club Junior Rep, James ('Sully' to his friends) got in touch with local BBC Essex Radio Presenter James Whale some months ago when our club's shooting ground was under threat. Sully spoke to James Whale on his live radio show about our plight to help raise awareness of our sport and uncertain future. Mr Whale is a field archer and joined us for some of the day (he especially seemed to enjoy our electronic rotating target!)

 

 

We were also joined by Joby Humm and Jo Beavis from Braintree District Council. Joby and Jo have been helping us to relocate our summer shooting ground and we were delighted that they came along to have a go.

 

 

It was also great to see several past club members drop in

 

 

 

This was a fundraising event where our procedes will be donataed to Witham based charity Brainwave who support children with physical, sensory, learning, cognitive and behavioural ‘additional needs’ caused by Cerebral Palsy, genetic conditions, Autism and

Developmental Delay.

 

 

 

It was especially enjoyable having this big community event as this will be our last summer at our current shooting ground. In a few weeks we will be moving over the road to a much bigger space where next summer we will hopefully put on a clout shoot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our fundraising target is £2000

 

Help us support Brainwave by either donating on the day or by visiting our just giving page:

 

www.justgiving.com/RushGreenBowmen-Brainwave

 

 

 

Find out more about Brainwave by visiting their website:

 

www.brainwave.org.uk

 

 

 

The 24 hour shoot in a nutshell:

 

Approx 8,500 arrows shot

 

 

Rounds Completed

 

60 Warwicks

16 Short Warwicks

4 Junior Warwicks

2 Nationals

14 Brays (overnight)

3 Portsmouths (overnight)

 

 

Money raised including giftaid so far:

£1645

 

 

Records and Achievements

 

One Club record broken(Gentleman's Warwick)

by Steve who scored a fantastic 418 from a possible 432, beating Ben's previous record of 396

 

Several other club members obtained qualifying scores for their classification badges as well.

 

 

Sleep had: very little

 

Fun had: plenty