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British Shooting are delighted to be teaming up with the Army Benevolent Fund for a second year, for the exhilarating Rifle Run 2019.
The event is to be held at EJ Churchills, High Wycombe on Sunday 14th April 2019. If you’re willing and able to take part SIGN UP HERE.
Rifle Run isn’t your average 10km!
Rifle Run is open to all and will see participants run 10km off-road, interspersed with three shooting stands. (Air Rifle Standing, Air Rifle Prone, Clay Target).
For more information CLICK HERE and see the video below.
National Running Show COME JOIN US on the ABF/British Shooting stand at the National Running Show, NEC Birmingham on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January 2019. You can gain an insight into the event, partnership, chat to Troops to Target athletes and even have a go at shooting!
Gorgs Geikie, British Shooting Events and Commercial Coordinator said: “the partnership between the charity ABF and British Shooting is a lovely combination which goes hand in hand.”
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the National Charity of the British Army. Here for soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families, for life.
In 2014 the Army Elite Sport Programme (AESP) was launched within the British Army using the £1.4 million it received, post the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, from G4S.
British Shooting, UK Sport, the EIS and the British Army invested resources in a programme to identify and develop shooters from within the Army.
The programme commonly known as Troops to Target is a programme we at British Shooting are thrilled to be able to showcase to the ABF audience and beyond.
For more information about Troops to Target CLICK HERE
Troops to Target has seen much success since its beginnings in 2014, but particularly in the past 12 months as athletes Zoe Chasemore (nee Bruce) and Sam Gowen claimed a World Championship Prone Team Bronze Medal and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Rapid Fire Bronze Medal respectfully.
TEAM GB Report – READ HERE about Zoe’s recent World Championships success.
VIDEO – Hear from Sam himself about his Commonwealth glory.
The Air Arms Experience hit the road again, and headed north for the Northern Shooting Show 2018, held at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate.
For the second year in succession at the Northern Shooting Show the Air Arms Experience team provided a wonderful variety of shooting experiences under the Air Arms umbrella, of which the team from British Shooting’s delivered 10m Air Rifle, 10m Air Pistol and Target Sprint (shooting and information).
The British Shooting team consisting of Doug Pepper (NW TS Event Coordinator and TS Educator), Joe Joseph (NE TS Event Coordinator), Ian Smith (Sedgemoor Training and GB Squad Training Coordinator), George Smith (TS National Champion 2017), Harrison Pepper (TS athlete) and Ben Jackson did a fantastic job of coaching members of the public and educating them about the Olympic and Paralympic Airgun disciplines.
Gorgs Geikie, British Shooting said: “Our team on the Air Arms Experience were all true ambassadors of our sport, especially Target Sprint, and we thank them greatly for helping us team up with Air Arms to encourage and inspire the future of shooting sport.
“Having George and Harrison inspiring people through their achievements as current athletes and Doug, Joe and Ben being the current points of contact in the North for Target Sprint meant signposting interested people to where they could pursue their interest in the sport was possible.”
Claire West, Managing Director of Air Arms said: “It was lovely to meet more of the British Shooting team and great to see such enthusiasm and passion for Target Sprint in particular – brilliant!”
Doug Pepper commented on the the weekend by saying: “It was great to see so many people trying Target Sprint and Air Pistol for the first time. The fact that people returned to try out and improve in the two disciplines showed how much real interest there is in both disciplines.
“We hope to see this translates to more people picking up Target Sprint in particular as it is so accessible in terms of equipment compared to many other shooting and sports disciplines. The next Target Sprint event is being held this weekend in Manchester on Sunday 20th May. It was a great talking point over the weekend encouraging people that they don’t have too long or too far to travel to take the next steps on their journey.”
To get involved with the North West Regional Target Sprint, held on Sunday 20th May at East Cheshire Harrier, Tameside – CLICK HERE
The Air Arms Experience will next be venturing to the Game Fair at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire (27th-29th July). Come visit us and meet the team.
Air Arms – From the inception of Target Sprint in Great Britain, Air Arms have been instrumental in their support. Air Arms are a British company who manufacture air guns and equipment, and have joined our Target Sprint journey to encourage and nurture the future of shooting sport in Great Britain.
Air Arms’ equipment support of Target Sprint has enabled the event to be a welcoming accessible sport for all. We share a vision of excellence and providing opportunity for our sport to go beyond.
Find out more at air-arms.co.uk
Sport England – Sport England’s current investment into British Shooting (2017 – 21) is enabling us to develop a talent pathway for Target Sprint, hold National Series events and promote and share this fantastic sport for all.
Find out more at sportengland.org