August 20, 2014
Burnham gun enthusiast wins English Shooting Championships

A Burnham-On-Sea shooting enthusiast has hit his target by winning a top place at the sport's English National Shooting Championships.

Peter Pearce, from Burnham, achieved national recognition by winning The W McCloud (Mac) Memorial Trophy at the shooting championships held in Bisley, Surrey.

After a close and tense competition, he won by two points with a score of 569.

After the competition Peter said: "I'm delighted and surprised to have won. The unfavourable weather conditions made it difficult."

The championships, which are held every year, include the British Open Championship and always attract top shooters from around the world.

The Bisley ranges are renowned for variable weather conditions which present particular challenges for shooters.

The very wet and windy conditions on the first four days caused problems for all the competitors, but with the improved conditions later in the contest, the competition became much tougher.

Peter shoots for Burnham-On-Sea Rifle Club, the City of Oxford Rffle Club and Somerset Small Bore Rifle Association, and has been asked to represent the South West next season.

Burnham Rifle Club are keen supporters of both new and established participants of the sport.


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