Now that we have such big entries for the bigger shoots , is it not time to bring in some age related classes for the older shooters, so that they can shoot classes against similar shooters.
As in failing eye sight , health problems etc etc .
In the Military Combat Rifle competitions we had Veterans at 45 onwards & Masters at 50 onwards.
It worked a treat , keeping older shooters in the game , knowing they could still be competitive against their peers , despite the fact they could no longer run 100m in full kit and shoot 10 shots in under 45 seconds.
I would like to suggest that the UK HFT heirachy consider this for next year.
I believe it would certainly motivate the older chaps & make their shooting more meaningful.
Almost every other sport I can think of has veteran classes & in some cases separate world championships too .