June 08, 2024

2024 Grand National Archery Meeting: 8 UK records broken

The 2024 GNAM brought almost 100 archers to Lilleshall National Sports Centre, in Shropshire.

Archers from all over the country came to Lilleshall to shoot the 169th edition of one of the UK's most historic archery events. The shoot brings together people of all ages, genders, bowstyles, and abilities for an enjoyable, relaxed weekend of archery.

This year, we also brought back a third day of shooting on the Friday, allowing for as many arrows and more fun-filled hours to be shot as possible. Not only that, but eight UK records were broken across the weekend! Congratulations to those archers:

  • Scott Williams - 50+ men longbow Double Hereford (Bristol 1) - score 1036
  • Antony Aplin - 50+ men longbow Long National - score 328
  • Grace Curran - junior women longbow Double Hereford (Bristol 1) - score 726
  • Saffron Knowles - junior women recurve Double Bristol III (U16/U14) - score 2478
  • Lee Edwards - 50+ men recurve Double Hereford (Bristol 1) - score 2244
  • Laurie Waugh - 50+ women barebow Bristol II (U18/U16) - score 1799
  • Laurie Waugh - 50+ women barebow Bristol II (U18/U16) - score 926
  • Stef Probert - 50+ longbow women Bristol II (U18/U16) - score 640

Paul Davies, who was taking part in his first GNAM and first shoot at Lilleshall, said: "This was my first GNAM and I was blown away by how friendly everyone was. The fact that so many shorter rounds are available makes this a really inclusive shoot. I'd highly recommend this to everyone. Outstanding effort by everyone involved. I will be back next year and I will definitely bring more people with me. Plus the tea party was top notch."


Double Hereford round - basic score awards 



Ladies recurve

Sylwia Radomska

Ladies longbow

Julie Sharkey

Ladies compound

Chloe Scott

Ladies barebow

Rebecca Callan

Double York round - basic score awards



Gents recurve

Christopher Cooke

Gents longbow

Antony Aplin

Gents compound

Luke Davis

Gents barebow

Thomas Williams

Charlie Rowe said: "It's amazing being a part of such a long standing tradition. You can really feel the effort that had been put in to make it enjoyable, yet still a well structured and traditional shoot. And that really reflects in how everyone interacted with each other, from the judges, to the field party, and the archers."

If you want to return to shoot GNAM again or if you want to make 2025 your first ever GNAM, add 6-8 June to your calendars! Keep an eye out on our event page next year for more details! 

Find the results and awards listed here.


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