I’ve likened my progression to the 2012 Olympics as literally my journey to London from my home in Devon. When I woke up on January 1st 2012 I realised I’d wiggled up the A303, past many a landmark and had now joined the M3!
I was in the fortunate position, having achieved the Sport Pistol Olympic Qualifying standard at the Europeans in Belgrade last season, to be able to experiment with my Air Pistol technique up till Christmas. I’d reached a plateau last season (shooting 380/400 seven times) so in order to raise my game, something needed to change.
My carefully planned three months resulted in new specially crafted Air and Sport Pistol grips from Switzerland and a modified Air Pistol technique. Bring on 2012!
January and February saw the beginning of the International Air Gun season. This highlighted that my new technique just wasn’t trained enough and simply didn’t withstand the competition pressure. But keeping the faith and training hard things are starting to improve!
At the end of February, a weeks training camp was held in Qatar with the British Squad. It was lovely to dig out my summer clothes! The facilities were absolutely amazing. One of the best in the world. Having had a break from my Sport Pistol over the winter, it was a great opportunity to do volume training. With the restrictions of training in the UK and the poor facilities in comparison, this was a great kick start to my Sport Pistol season.
So you know which city you reach at the end of the M3………………………………LONDON!