Running Hill Clay Pigeon Club

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03/04/2017 - Shoot Summary

It was good to see so many of you yesterday, the milder spring weather no doubt playing a part in that. Let’s hope that this is the start of the nice weather for the 2017 season.

Stand 1 – Simultaneous pair of fast incoming birds.

Probably the easiest stand at the shoot on Sunday, taking the first bird early was the key to success here. Targets of increasing opportunity saw many turn in 10’s. 

Stand 2 – Simultaneous pair off the right shoulder.

A bogey stand for many (including me), these targets were presented side on making them a big a target as possible, don’t know why they were as difficult as they were but they were……. 

Stand 3 – Fast low looper followed by high looper on report.

An interesting stand, we ran the rabbit trap up a ramp to produce a low looping target, you had to be quick as the target opportunity was only a short window; the shooters who just got on with it shot well while those who convinced themselves it was hard didn’t. The second bird was a fantastically presented high looper which provided an easy shot. 

Stand 4 – Fast away bird followed on report by high springing teal.

A contender for the easiest stand was stand 4, the first bird flying straight away at pace fell to quick acquisition. The springing teal on report was again a target of increasing opportunity which sat high in the air just begging to be broken. 

Stand 5 – Fast right-left quartering bird followed on report by an away bird in front of stand.

The right-left bird appeared over the right shoulder moving at pace, limited time to shoot it before it vanished over the lip of the gully, it shot easier than it looked. The 2nd bird on report was a startled bird from your feet in front of the stand, another straight forward bird which proved a card filler for a few of you.

Top gun on the day was James Crowther with an impressive 48/50, well done James.

Club Trip

As the shoot is closed for lambing on 30th April 2017 we have once more arranged an away day, this year we intend to visit:

Fauxdegla Shooting Ground

11 sporting traps

2 compact stands (5 traps each), DTL, Skeet etc.                              

Mini bus will depart Uppermill Square at 09.00 on Saturday 29th April, returning approx 16.30.


Coach: £16.25

£25 per 100 Clays

Shells £4.50 Box (25)

Note there will be limited spaces available, if you're interested you can either let Catherine know at the next shoot tomorrow (16th April 2017) or me by email ( Strictly first come, first served. Open to non-members also.

Only 8 spaces left!

Running Hill Clay Pigeon Shooting club - proud to be associated with the CPSA
CPSA Affiliated
2017 Scheduled Shoot Dates
(booking-in 10am - 12noon)

16th April
14th May
28th May
11th June
25th June
9th July
23rd July
6th August
20th August
3rd September
17th September
1st October
15th October
29th October
12th November
26th November
10th December
24th December

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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