Target Sprint Series Is Back
Published Thursday 30 March 2017 11:13 by Craig Davies
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The eagerly anticipated Target Sprint Series 2017 is finally underway after the first event of the year took place at Wycliffe College in Gloucester on Friday. 

The event, which was introduced to the UK last year and culminated in an entrapping Championship Final in Cardiff, is an exciting new way of getting involved in target shooting. 

Participants run 400 metres before shooting down five targets with a rifle. They then run another 400 metres, shoot five more targets and then complete a final 400 metre run. 

Congratulations to all the athletes who were competing to qualify for the National Final to be held on Saturday 9th September at YOSC (Yate Outdoor Sports Complex). Those who qualified are:

YOUTH FEMALE (11-15 years)
Poppy Clark
Iona Farrow-Wilton
Saffron Wheeler
Olivia Garrard
Rhianna Jones

JUNIOR FEMALE (16-20 year)
Araminta Stubbs
Zoe Davison
Georgina Shephard
Claudia Grainger
Eloise Newman 

YOUTH MALE (11-15 years)
Thomas Rowland
Jason Kellinger
Will Colls
Edward Robinson
Jamie Davies

JUNIOR MALE (16-20 years)
Thomas Bury
Alex Seymour 
Hugh Phillips
Jacob Palmer
Edward Dart

The fastest time on the day went to Thomas Bury with a phenomenal time of 6mins 19secs , with the fastest female time going to Araminta Stubbs at 6mins 48secs. These fantastic times due to the slightly extended course on the day.

The event is great for those who love shooting but want to keep active, but equally good for those who love running but fancy mixing it up a little bit. 

To find an event near you and enter, click here.  You could be in with a chance of qualifying for the National Final!

There’s also still time to be eligible to be selected to represent GB at the Target Sprint World Championships 2017. Click here for more information. 

We would like to thank our Target Sprint Series Partner Air Arms, Wycliffe College for kindly hosting the event and our fabulous team of volunteers. All of which contributed to making this a fantastic start to the National Series 2017. 
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