JOHN Walsh is making his mark on the archery scene.

The Winnington Park Bowmen barebow archer continued his winning form when he took first place, a new personal best and another county record at the North Cheshire Bowmen Double WA720.

This came after shooting 144 arrows at a distance of 50 metres.

He is regularly updating his scores with England Archery as he bids for selection for their competition team.

Walsh also impressed when he joined clubmate Leigh Hadfield as the Archery GB National Tour kicked off with the Bucks or Bounty shoot at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

Walsh shone throughout his first national event and narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing in fourth place after two single arrow shoot-offs to decide final positions.

The archers returned the following day to compete in a double 720, with 144 arrows shot at 50m for barebow archers.

Walsh remained focused throughout, taking guidance from some very experienced archers around him and finished in second place overall and even collected a county record.

Hadfield maintained his form and was leading after four ends on day one. Unfortunately a slight shift in wind conditions resulted in a credible 11th place finish alongside some of the best archers in the country.

The following day in the double 720, with 144 arrows shot over the 70m distance, he was up against a collective of GB squad archers but his focus and determination saw him maintain his form which secured him eighth place in qualifying.