A well organised and well attended event. It's great to see the stars of tomorrow in action.

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Report by Stephen Batchelor.

A well organised and well attended event. It's great to see the stars of tomorrow in action.

Our 5th year of Target Sprint competition and another great turnout. It is fantastic to see so many returning to compete again year on year and to see so many new faces trying this great sport for all that it is.

The layout of the venue changed slightly this year for shooting outdoors and to mirror the rest of the National Series Competitions we used 49.5mm targets.

Thanks go out to the athletes for entering and putting on a good show, the parents for transporting the athletes and those who volunteered their time without whom the competition simply could not run. We must not forget the all important spectators for cheering on everyone not only their chosen athlete, proving the event to be very friendly, supportive and fun for all.

A stand out performance from newcomer Brandon Mulliner, a cross country runner who has decided to try Target Sprint and loved it, putting in a first time of 5m 31s. Some athletes beating their previous times showing that training pays off and other newcomers simply enjoying this great sport.

For the Super League on Sunday, the weather stayed favourable and some excellent performances were put in by all the athletes.

Well done to all the athletes whether you achieved a medal, qualified for the finals or simply achieved a set goal.

If you haven't tried Target Sprint yet and want to give it a try there are plenty of hubs, centres and competitions being run all around the UK. We have already pencilled in the date for 2020 being the 9th May. We look forward to seeing you all then.

Stephen Batchelor
NSRA County Coach
British Shooting Target Sprint Educator
21st Romsey Rifle Club