Today saw the third day of competition at York for the four remaining Manx archers. The day started out a little foggy but that soon burned off to reveal bright sunshine that saw three of the four giving their shorts a run out. The round today was a double 720 which is 72 arrows at 50 or 70 metre’s (compound / recurve) shot twice, so 144 arrows over the day.
In recurve Josh Trafford was shooting in the under 18 men’s class at full distance (70 metre’s). Whilst his score was better in the morning, overall he posted an 1108 (554 average) to take second place in his class.
In the Senior men’s compound class,Rhys Moore finished the day on 1309 (658 / 651) with the afternoon wind causing some issues.
David Moore was pleased with his day, posting 645 in the morning to beat his PB, and then beating it again in the afternoon with 646 to finish with a 1291.
Ethan Moore was down on his averages on the day, but with work and a home move taking place tomorrow to organise, his lack of time to practice was showing. He posted 1187 for the round to finish of the weekend.
All in all the three days of shooting saw a number of PB’s for the island shooters, and takes a number forward to next weekend when six of the senior men’s squad will compete in a double WA1440 at Meriden.