The FITASC SPORTING BRITISH GRAND PRIX was the order of the week quickly followed by the Eley Grand Prix (Super sporting) at Mickley Hall shooting School one of the grounds supporting the SP.
The FITASC was met with terrible weather on day one but it didn’t deter the shooters and we all got on and enjoyed the targets. Each layout had an extreme target which tested the shooters and gave them a chance to win a prize in a draw at the presentations.
The event ran well despite the weather and the second day proved to be the game changer with the big names threatening the top of the table. Nick Hendrick was the winner after a close shoot off – it was a popular win for the local shooter.
The Eley Grand Prix which is still running despite local flooding in the area, competitors are loving the generous amounts of food and great targets, we had a great squad with the talented Carl Bloxham and one of our talented ladies coaches Becky Mckenzie. The stands shot as 4 singles 2x report pairs and a Simo pair so building a score would be tough across 12 stands and no shot is repeated. A very fast skipping rabbit across a quickly altered stand that had no water the night before was a tough start but it got us all switched on for the challenge ahead. A few errors saw my score top 106 ex 120 which has ended a few weeks of shooting and I am happy the SP has controlled my eyes in multiple styles and disciplines allowing me to enjoy these shoots without much practise.
We also have a new review in Clay shooting which documents Richard Atkins reaction to shooting with the SP and how it may help shooters.