Exeter School hosts British Shooting Target Sprint for second year

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Exeter School hosts British Shooting Target Sprint for second year

South West qualifying event for National Series 2018

Exeter School was delighted to welcome ex British Pistol Shooter Georgina ‘Gorgs’ Geikie to launch the British Shooting Target Sprint qualifier held at Exeter School on 7 July.

This is the second year the South West qualifying event for the National Series 2018 will be held at the co-educational independent school and it is open to everyone, aged 11+.

Last year’s event attracted over 70 entrants and was a huge success. The event combines three 400m runs interspersed with two sessions with air rifle target shooting at biathlon style targets.

The National Series is organised by ex British Pistol Shooter Georgina ‘Gorgs’ Geikie who represented Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics and spoke to Exeter School pupils in assembly. She is keen to encourage anyone interested to take part and have a go.

“We have three categories,” she explained. “The youth category is for 11-15 year-olds, the junior for 16-20-year-olds and the senior is for 21+. We have individual male and female categories as well as an open team event.

“No experience is needed and we provide all the equipment. The top five in each category will go forward to the National Final at the Yate Outdoor Sport Complex in October.”

Anyone interested can sign up for the event which takes place at Exeter School from 11am on Saturday 7 July via Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-west-champs-target-sprint-national-series-2018-tickets-42630149926

A description of what Target Sprint is can be found on the website www.targetsprint.com.

More details on the South West Qualifier are available from the South West Co-ordinator Andy McGarty on ts@mac1systems.com or 020 3130 1768.