LEIGH Hadfield had to call on all of his skills and strength to win through to the bronze medal position at the Thirsk WA70.

The Winnington Park Bowmen archer shot a distance of 70 metres in head-on gusts of winds of more than 35mph.

It was the stormiest conditions that he had experienced at a competition, but he kept his nerve and maintained his shot process throughout - narrowly missing out on the gold medal head-to-head match.

Back at the club's outdoor range at Moss Farm, Hadfield secured a new personal best and club record at the same distance shadowing scores currently being shot by the national team.

This was all in preparation for the start of the Archery GB National Tour this weekend.

Clubmate Michelle Oakes also competed in the Thirsk event, gaining fourth place in the women's recurve category before getting back to training ready to join the national tour this weekend too.