Archers hit the target with seven records

St George's Archery Club members Tom Ketley and Chris Hill in Penrith.
St George's Archery Club members Tom Ketley and Chris Hill in Penrith.

St George’s Archery Club had a successful shoot at the Cumbria Open Clout Championships in Penrith last weekend.

The Harrogate club claimed seven new Yorkshire records, two tassel awards and three championship medals.

In the U-12s barebow section Ben Daniel set a new Yorkshire record for the single 75m clout round and improve his own Yorkshire record for the double round. Ben now holds all six county records for his age group. In the U-14s category Chris Hill and Tom Ketley shared the honours. Chris, taking part in his first metric clout, set a Yorkshire record for the single 90m round and claimed a black tassel award for his overall score of 223. Tom shot consistently to take the county record for the double round. On Sunday, Tom further improved both the single and double Yorkshire records with scores of 132 and 273.

Shooting in the lady barebow category, Carol Fairbrother improved her own Yorkshire record for the 125m single round. In the gents’, Dennis Ketley improved his personal best by over 50 points and claimed a black tassel award for his score of 178. The championship trophies were presented for combined scores over two days and St George’s took a one-two in the U-14s barebow championship with Tom Ketley first and Chris Hill second. Carol Fairbrother was overall winner of the senior barebow class.

The club run beginners’ courses throughout the year and anyone interested in taking up archery can find more details on their website: www.harrogate-archery.co.uk.