STILL KEEN, TERRY?

Airgun World - - Points Of You -

I hope you don’t mind me ask­ing you this, Terry, but how old are you and are you re­ally as keen on this sport as you were 20 years ago when you were com­pet­ing ev­ery week in FT? I’m not be­ing cheeky – although I re­alise I am – it’s just that I think I’m around your age and I’m def­i­nitely not as keen to tramp the fields in all weath­ers to shoot a rab­bit. I hope my pas­sion for the sport I’ve loved for most of my life isn’t wan­ing. I’d hate to give it up after all these years. How about a bit of in­spi­ra­tion?

CLIVE WIL­LIAMSON

Well, Clive, I hit 62 this July, and although the com­pe­ti­tion fire burned it­self out many years ago, if any­thing, I’m even more ob­sessed with this sport than I’ve ever been. I still shoot in all weath­ers, mainly while test­ing ri­fles for this mag­a­zine, and my ex­cite­ment when I’m watch­ing new air­guns and re­lated prod­ucts ap­pear be­fore my widen­ing eyes, truly knows no bounds. I’m in­volved on dif­fer­ent lev­els to most air­gun­ners, of course, but hand on heart, if I wasn’t to­tally turned on by this sport, I’d re­tire im­me­di­ately – and that won’t hap­pen for a year or two yet. Hope you re­dis­cover that spark, Clive! – Ed

Keen? More like still rav­ingly ob­sessed, ac­tu­ally.

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