Remember my first Inters/Champs... first comp ever outside the club (we were there as guests, shot for scotland)... first time on the clock... could barely load a pellet or hold a kill at 45 yds with the nerves... Rich took the ****, but he wasn't much better either. Was absolutely staggered at the level of shooting. Seeing the Midlanders rolling, that hasn't been tempered much.
Not sure I even had a 3 in front of my score, even after adding up both day's scores!
A year later and i'd scraped qualifying for the team... and a year after that my score actually counted towards the points.
I'm always thinking "hmm, this time last year..."