Running Hill Clay Pigeon Club

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04/08/2019 - Shoot Summary

Surprisingly quiet this week given the weather, spent the whole shoot outside in a t-shirt so it must have been nice. A hard set-up this week in my opinion which was surprising as individually each stand looked pretty straight forward. 

Stand 1 – Pair of Driven Birds, one away and one incoming.

A nice easy introduction to the round with a good number of you turning in 10’s. 

Stand 2 – Left-Right Crossing Bird followed OR by Steep Away Bird (off to the right). 

The crosser looked awful but in fact came fairly close to the stand, if you let it pass it was possible to take it as more of an away bird than a crosser. The high bird was deceptive, shouldn’t have caused too many problems but looking at the cards it would appear it did. 

Stand 3 – Away Bird followed OR by second Away Bird (further out). 

The first bird was fairly easy, nice and quick you could shoot straight at it, the second however was horrible, nigh on impossible to read; if you were lucky enough to get on it immediately a good count was possible. 

Stand 4 – Fast Right-Left Crossing Bird followed OR by High Curling Incoming Bird. 

The crosser was hard but predictable, following the ABC of shooting lead was easy enough to calculate and most were able to hit them. The second bird was again a nasty one. Difficult to read and affected by the wind, sometimes the wind carried them closer to the stand where they were easier and other times left them way out in the field. Another diabolical creation brought to you by Tom. 

Stand 5 – Pair of Away Loopers  (off to the right) 

A nice pair of birds which whilst presented edge on weren’t too difficult. You needed to be quick to nail them both but other than that simple enough. 

No personal best this time. 

Top Gun – Tom Oliver 45/50


Running Hill Clay Pigeon Shooting club - proud to be associated with the CPSA
CPSA Affiliated
2019 Scheduled Shoot Dates
(booking-in 10am - 12noon)

18 August 2019
Closed - 01 September 2019 - Closed
Closed - 15 September 2019 - Closed
29 September 2019
13 October 2019
27 October 2019
10 November 2019
24 November 2019
08 December 2019
22 December 2019




Running Hill Clay Pigeon Shooting Club is situated in the picturesque hills above Uppermill and Diggle within easy commuting distance of Oldham and Manchester.

We boast a membership of more than 100 regular clay pigeon shooters who make use of the challenging and varied english sporting clay shooting layout. Our clay shooting layout changes each shoot and comprises of Bird, Teal, Rabbit and Looping clay targets.

Our facilities are available to members and non-members alike, for details of our membership and entrance fees take a look at our Membership page. Don't worry if you do not own your own shotgun, the club has a limited number available for guests to use.

We run several special events throughout the year such as "250 Bird Flush" and the ever popular "Farmers Shoot". If you are looking for a friendly, safe and challenging club then this is the place for you, all membership enquiries should be directed to our Club Secretary.

So if it’s a clay pigeon shooting club based in Saddleworth near Manchester and Oldham you’re looking for then why not give Running Hill CPC a visit. Our friendly and welcoming members will have you shooting in no time.

We offer a limited number of corporate days for company team-building exercises and groups to experience the sport of clay pigeon shooting, click here for more details.

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