The British Shooting Target Sprint events season started with a bang at the weekend, with the first National Series and Super League races being run at the YOSC Championships 2019.
The smell of freshly cut grass filled the air and the glistening sunshine highlighted what Target Sprint is all about, exciting fun for all.
It was an action-packed race programme on Sunday afternoon, following training provided by the coaching team at the regional centre, Sedgemoor Training. The Super League races were first out, which were run to ISSF Rules over the 35mm size targets and performances included on the GB Ranking List.
The outstanding performance came from Jonathan Williams who put in a breath-taking performance of 4 minutes 48 seconds, aged just 13 years.
Jonathan’s mum, Andrea Williams said, “all those hours of training in vile weather have paid off!
“He’s 14 years old next month, so he has an exciting future. Keeping it fun is especially important to us at the moment. We’re in it for the long haul!”
Jonathan is a student at West Buckland School, who too have identified his talent and are providing opportunity for him to train and mentoring him to success.
John Saint, Target Sprint GB Selector commented on the day; “The overall improved performances between this year and last is unbelievable.”
The National Series Races followed, which were run over the slightly larger 49.5mm targets and saw many athletes qualify for the National Series Final held in September.
Females and males ranging from 11 – 53 yrs took part, soaking up the welcoming and competitive environment. Some athletes were completely new to the sport, whilst for other more experienced athletes, it was a great opportunity to put their training into practice.
FULL RESULTS – YOSC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Thank you to the team at Sedgemoor Training and Yate Outdoor Sports Complex for hosting the wonderful event. We look forward to returning on 21st and 22nd September for the British Championships and National Series Final 2019.
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