WHEN the going gets tough, the archers at Winnington Park Bowmen simply pick up their bows and shoot on.

If the Covid-19 pandemic was not enough of a hurdle to place in their path, August’s stormy and unpredictable weather was another issue for them to face.

However, it did not stop members breaking club records, achieving new personal bests and tackling new bow styles at the annual club championships.

With Covid restrictions still in place, archers were asked to nominate a day to shoot their specific round and submit their scores rather than everyone competing together on one day at the club’s Moss Farm range, with a socially distanced outdoor presentation held for prize winners.

Fresh from picking up a gold medal in the Virtual Cheshire Target Archery Championships, Leigh Hadfield continued his good form.

He picked up the men’s senior recurve title and was second in the men’s senior compound competition behind Adam Hidderly, with Barry Starnes taking bronze.

The master compound victory went to Stuart Dunnet ahead of John Wesley.

Finishing second behind Hadfield in the recurve was Alex Sayers, who beat Ian Garton to gold in the men’s trad.

Sayers also finished second in the barebow behind Andrew Oliver, who took the award for hitting the most blacks on the target.

Also in the men’s recurve, Peter Sayers took the masters title while the novice crown went to Andi Cooper ahead of Roger Sharpes and Mike Jackson. Rhys Morrillo beat Will Oliver to the under 16s win.

Another double medallist was Amanda Rose – she won the women’s barebow ahead of Pip Cooper and came second in the trad behind Denise Mather while also claiming the unsurpassed miss award.

Michelle Oakes, who won the handicap award, won the women’s senior recurve ahead of Andrea Fletcher and Natalie Hamnett.