May 2009

Post my success in Pilsen (CZE) in January, my International competition season has been evolving slowly in the right direction. With finals placings and team gold medals being won at Intershoot (NED) and being the sole British Senior shooter both male or female, rifle and pistol to qualify for the European Air Weapon Championships in Prague.

This airgun success has seamlessly progressed into the beginning of the cartridge season, where at the April Zurich British training camp I raised my personal best to a score worthy of entering a World Cup final in gold medal position!

 

 

 

 

 

Staying abroad for a further couple of days before traveling straight to Hannover (GER) for the ISCH competition which was excellent preparation, because the competition saw me win a bronze medal and raise my own British Record from the previous year.

Excitingly this score was below my new ‘personal best’ set the week before in Zurich, so there is potential for even more!

 

 

 

This trip was all preparation for the next couple of weeks, when I shall be competing at the Munich and Milan World Cups, run back to back. Then this climax to the season is brought to an end at the Europeans held in Croatia in July.

 

 

 

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April 2009

Having returned from a very successful .22 training week in Zurich, I’m very much looking forward to the next at the end of the month. These two trips are all part of my preparation for the Munich and Milan World Cups in May and Europeans in June. They are opportunities to train with the .22’s and to compete in trials matches for the forth coming Major International Matches. The March session saw me shoot 576 in both trials matches, one point short of the score needed for Senior Ladies. But this season I already have exceeded the 577 required, with a 579 in Finland.

After the April training week in Zurich I will be staying in Switzerland for a couple of days before competing in the ISCH competition in Hannover, where I will be competing in both the Air and Sport Pistol matches. Being able to stay near Alan Green in Switzerland will save A LOT of traveling in a short period of time and worked out very successfully last year. But with minimal funding this year as a result of the British Shooting funding cut, it will be a slight strain on my bank balance not being able to work for this two week period. So more hours bar work and waitressing before and after will be required!!

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