What a great day at ETL and the Essex 50. The ground is truly stunning and everyone I met was extremely friendly and helpful.
As some of you may know, this was my first ever FT competition and I am sure it wont be my last, I came to the Essex 50 with a per-concived idea that FT was a bit too serious for me. I was however, pleasantly surprised to see that there was a fair amount of banta going around and the mentality of the shooters seemed very similar to those in HFT.
The thing that I found most difficult though, was the timing aspect. Within HFT, we have 2 minutes to fire a single shot, however, in FT, you still have two minutes, but you have to fire two shots. The problem I had though, was rushing the so called easy first shot, to enable me to give more time on the second. Time management in FT appears to be a skill that I will have to learn.
The big Niko with the Tupperware side-wheel was easy to use and for 95% of the course I was within 2 yards of Steve Lanyman for range finding. The seating position was a bit hard to master and my hips are killing me this morning and I was walking funny all last night.
I was great to meet a few keyboard legends, Holly, NJR and Kilty to name but a few, also Steve Lanyman deserves a huge thank you for showing me the ropes and agreeing to travel round the course with me. I hope I didn't drag you down Steve.
Finally a huge well done to Craig, for winning the glass man.
See you all at the Europeans next year
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