The awesome Derek Bett of Kettering Archers archers has broken his own Gents Barebow county record for the WA1440 round with a ridiculous score of 1106.
Once ratified this should also be a new EMAS regional and national record.
Derek also improved his county records for the 70m distance with 279, and 50m distance with 275. The new records were achieved at the UK record status, NCAS 1st Caswell Trophy Shoot on 5th May 2019, once again kindly hosted by Kettering Archers.
Derek Bett of Kettering Archers of achieved two more barebow national records (yet to be ratified). Derek has improved on his own previous national record for the York round with 943, and in doing so also broke the Double York national record with 1860. These are obvioulsy also new county and regional records. Derek acheived the scores at the Leamnington & Midlands Counties 165th Archery Meeting hosted by the Royal Leamington Spa Archery Society on 11th & 12th June 2016.
This great short film featuring Deb Wright of Pemberton Maid Marions, was funded by Northamptonshire County Council to help with their ‘Get Connected’ campaign targeting social isolation.
Deb’s message is that she hopes the archery world will take up this opportunity to get the message out to all people that the sport of archery is accessible to all of us.
Deb also pre-recorded a piece which aired on BBC radio Northampton to help promote the campaign.
Since the film was produced, Deb has competed at the British Blind Sports National Indoor Championships, where she broke three national records, the WA25, WA18 & Combined FITA.
She also came home with three trophies:
2016 British Blind Sports National Indoor Champion for VI Open First Place
The David Christie Memorial Trophy for best improved handicap (went with handicap rating of 61 and came home with a handicap rating of 50)
Also the 2016 Worcester VI Team Challenge trophy (1 of 3 trophies awarded to Deb and team members John Cunnington and Graham Walker)
This was her first time competing at the Indoor Championships for British Blind Sport, she is now the Indoor and Outdoor VI Open National Champion for British Blind Sports.
Deb also won first place last September at her first British Blind Sports National Outdoor Championship 2015, set a National record for the WA1440/VIIRII and won a second place silver medal the following day for a Long Metric 4.
Congratulations to Deb for all her fantastic achievements.