Huge congratulations to Georgina Shephard and Hugh Phillips who have both qualified for the British Shooting Target Sprint National Finals to be held in Cardiff in September. Both took part in a qualifying series held at Wycliffe College at the end of March. After a quick practice on the rifle and a stretch in the rain they set off against the other competitors to complete a gruelling run-shoot test. Both came third in their respective groups and with a time of 8.17 minutes for Georgina and 6.47 minutes for Hugh.

The event takes the following structure: sprint 400m, stop and from a standing position using a prepositioned Air Arms MPR Air Rifle load and shoot down 5 targets up to a maximum of 10 pellets. Then set off on another 400m sprint and shoot. Once all 5 targets have dropped, run a final 400m to finish.