Archers aim for world record 11/12 November 2000


Fundraisers were left all of a quiver at the weekend after a sponsored 24-hour archery competition.

Keen shots from the Aire Valley Archers held their test of endurance indoors at the Oakbank Sport Centre, Keighley, from 5pm on Saturday until the same time the next day.

Peter Thompson, from the club, says: “It’s an idea I’ve had for nearly two years and I didn’t get a chance to do it last year. I just thought it would be something different to do for Children in Need.”

Peter says the archers were aiming at six targets set up in the sports centre hall.

Together participants managed to accumulate over 84,000 points and raised more than £2,000 for Children in Need, with some money still to be collected.

Two of the archery club members, Michael Howson and Stephen Howard, hope to earn themselves a place in the Guinness Book of Records after firing arrows constantly and achieving just over 26,000 points in the 24 hours. (thetelegraphandargus)

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