We were deeply saddened to hear via Cambridgeshire Target Shooting Association that Ann Mallows passed away on 22 June 2019, after battling cancer for the last couple of years.
Ann, then Ann Ivett, took up small-bore rifle at a young age, while living with her parents in Waterbeach, Cambridge. When older, Ann shot with the Cambridge Ladies, using the range at the old Cambridge Police Station in Regent Street, Central Cambridge. Ann also shot at the Chivers factory range in Histon, both long since closed. Ann became a member of the Gogs Rifle Club in the 1970s and was Ladies County Captain at one stage for .22 rifle.
She met Jim Mallows when he joined the Gogs as a novice. They married and eventually ran the C177 Club, meeting on Friday evenings. C177 went on to hold open air weapon meetings, drawing local and international competitors to the range.
These continued until Jim passed away in April 2012. Ann still ran the Club right up until a few weeks before she passed away. Ann and Jim used to help score targets at the County Championships and while Jim was down on Century Range during Bisley Week scoring targets, Ann could be found up at the Malcolm Cooper Range, doing admin for the Double English Match.
Ann attended the Seoul Olympics and the Manchester Commonwealth Games, helping where she could with the shooting events. She will certainly be missed but remembered with gratitude by all those who enjoyed the many air weapons meetings, plus all she did behind the scenes.