Frith Grange Campsite granted Target Sprint Hub status

Date: 1st Sep 2019 Author: Joe

Frith Grange has been accepted by Target Sprint Uk as a national hub for the new sport of Target Sprint.

So, what is target sprint you say.

Target Sprint derives from the Biathlon of the Winter Olympics and is a combination of air rifle shooting and middle-distance running. A standard course comprises 3 x 400 running stages separated by two shooting stages in which athletes shoot at sets of 5 reactive (fall-when-hit) targets on a 10-metre range. The sport has only been running in the country since 2016 but has taken off in a big way, the activity is now part of the Scout program, and run over the country at group and district level.

Barnet District Shooting Club can now add another activity to the list, after completing the national training course in July Danny Grech and Steve Cox have both become “Target Sprint Leaders” enabling them to run national qualifying events.

Steve said it was only natural for us to apply to Target Sprint UK to become a “Hub” for the sport, this has been accepted and we are now the first and only hub in London.

The Shooting Club meet at Frith Grange every Sunday evening from 6pm and with over 120 members so far. We aim to have our first national event early in 2020 to allow competitors a chance of getting into the national finals and maybe representing the UK at International level.

The Club offers :

  • 6yrd & 10m Rifle shooting
  • 6yrd & 10m Pistol shooting
  • 25m Field Target
  • Target Sprint Training and Qualifying events

If you are interested or need more information, please contact Steve Cox (District Shooting Adviser) Barnet.shooting@gmail.com

Useful links:

https://www.targetsprint.com

https://www.britishshooting.org.uk/

https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/116/target-sprint?moduleID=24&cat=26,407,351

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