Running Hill Clay Pigeon Club

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13/10/2019 - Shoot Summary

Quiet again this week though to be fair given the weather you can't be blamed for that. A good setup this week with some decent scores and PB's turned in.

Stand 1 – High Incoming Bird followed OR by Fast Away Bird

The incoming bird one of the easiest on the shoot this week, close and clearly presented it fell without too many problems. The Away Bird was again straight forward enough but only if you were quick, leving it saw it arrive in Diggle unscathed.

Stand 2 – High Curling Away Bird (Right to Left) followed OR by a Rabbit Jumping over the Wall

The first bird not too difficult but again quite fast, you needed to get on it and not left it get out of range. The jumping rabbit was interesting, if you tried to take it as a rabbit it was way down the field and very difficult. The best approach was to take it as a low looper but to do this you had to be very quick.

Stand 3 – Trailing Pair of Left Right Crossers

A bit of a "Marmite" stand, nothing unusual with them; just standard Left-Right Crossers. What made them confusing was the speed of them, you really had to track the fast one and shoot it quickly in order to have time on the slower of the two.

Stand 4 –  Away Looper followed OR by Low Fast Incoming Bird

Edge on loopers are a head-shredder even though they aren't as difficult as they appear, they are in fact not any different to a standard away bird other than in your head. The low incoming bird was sweet although I saw a few of you having nightmares with them, the main issue was whilst it was only a slightly quartering it's speed meant that you did need a bit more lead than you would think.

Stand 5 –  Over Head Away Bird followed OR by Springing Teal on the left.

The overhead bird was a bit of a bogey, shouldn't have been too difficult but it fell behind the lip of the gulley with alarming speed making it more difficult than you would have thought. The teal, well I call it a teal was a peach. We've never had the trap in this position before and it was great, the bird narrowly missing the wall as it rose before being scooped up by the wind. What a target, well done Andy and Pete for thinking outside the box.

A couple of personal bests this week:

Matthew Fancy - 40/50
Malcolm Scott - 44/50
Peter Walshaw - 40/50

Top Gun – Jeff Nathaniel - 46/50


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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