This round marks the just over half way though the season. A trip to Essex was on the cards, however this time I had the pleasure of 2 other clubs members Bazza and Holly. With the expected M25 chaos I decided that catching the early ferry to pick Bazza up on the way. So me and Holly caught the 6am from Fishbourne.
After collecting Bazza we headed to Essex. With no hold ups we were therr at 9am. So with the need of tea and food we set off to the onsite cafe to fill up and then let both Bazza and Holly loose on their old region for banter and abuse.
Whilst they were doing that I walked round the course. Here at ETL it's a scrubby wood with banks and ridges. The course started on the let side with 3 lanes going out through pathways that had been cut through. With a wind that could be felt an the line but looked very little at the targets.
You then had a short walk that took you to a ridge that had never been shot from before. A pair of kneelers then a pair of standers really put the pressure you. Long, short and reducers then were scattered on long the remaining 6 lanes. Up and over a little incline you then head into a bowl with 2 positional lanes and 3 freestyle pointing in 3 different directions to catch you out.
After this you had about a 70 yard walk to the final set of lane in the woods before the last 6 targets out in the open.
Scores on the doors for us doing it properly 44 for Bazza and a 36 for me and a PB I think. Holly who Sat for them all did a 42 and came joint 3 in that class. Top score of the day was a actual clear by Ian Taylor, top shooting from a top man.
Round 6 a lot closer to home in 2 weeks at Soton Buccaneers. Let's hope for nice weather.