Monthly Archives: January 2017

My First Frostbite

As a club we decided to put on our first Frostbite (since I have been at the club anyway). I decided that the 1st Saturday in January every year is a good date – easy to remember and just after Christmas so everyone should be around for it. Well it wasn’t frosty, a bit misty though but the turnout was good with people we haven’t seen shoot for ages suddenly appeared.

In the end 13 of us shot, I only expected about 7 people. It was about 7-9 degrees so not exactly cold. Shooting 6 arrows again did feel difficult, we must be fitter than we think in the Summer. A lot of people didn’t know their sight marks for 30m either which made for some interesting shots in the first few ends.

We stopped after 3 ends and sighters for hot drinks and then continued on. Everybody enjoyed it and I finished with 291 on my recurve, shame I didn’t break 300 – I will next time! We may even do a frostbite round every month over Winter instead of keeping it to what we thought would be an annual thing.

I have ordered the Frostbite badges from Reading Archers for the people who scored over 200, as the badges only start at 200.

Portsmouth 543 again

This weekend I managed to injure my knee by twisting it coming off a ladder at home. Very painful and difficult to walk although it did not stop me shooting a Portsmouth round on Sunday at the club and hobbling around.

It turned out that on the first nominated Portsmouth round of the year I managed to equal my Personal Best of 543 again! Even though I felt the score was higher when I shot it. I don’t like adding up as I go, as I think doing it may put me off.

Got home and entered everyone’s scores into Golden Records and it turns out that it saw the score as a Personal Best even though the score was the same as a previous one but because I scored 1 more gold this time – 24 instead of the previous 23.

What does it take to get over 550 and not just over 550 for a Portsmouth badge but 554 for a C classification!