Irish Olympic target shooting

MQS

It took ten years, and the last push has taken eight months of hard work, both physically (I’ve lost over 30lb), mentally (lots of visualisation exercises, and lots of not listening to my own head), technically (3hrs on the range, 3 days a week, plus matches on the weekends and time training at home) and even financially (buying new kit and the like – and there’s more of that coming). It’s taken hard work and time from Matt and Geoff with coaching, but finally – I hit the MQS score of 570 in men’s air rifle tonight 🙂

MQS!

MQS!

(Excuse the 120-67 totals in strings 4 and 5, didn’t hit the “next series” button on the megalink fast enough)

Groups were pretty okay:

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Scores histogram’s pretty okay as well:

Scores Histogram

1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
10 8 6 4 2 7 6 33
9 2 3 6 7 2 4 24
8 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
Total  98  95  94  91  96  96 570

And there’s still room to improve easily enough – that 91 for example, is down to my head being thrown, and there are two 8.9s in there (hell, cleaning the rifle could cause those…).

But to be honest, I’m still too busy celebrating finally hitting the MQS (and setting a new PB, natch) to worry for now 🙂

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