Hey I’m Lucy Pitt, I’m 28 and a forester for Natural Resources Wales based in Llandovery. I love being outdoors and found my love of clay shooting whilst at Aberystwyth Uni doing Environmental Science. Whilst in the Uni Shooting Club I won a gold individual medal at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Sporting Championships, which sparked a real passion for competitive clay shooting and I haven’t looked back!
As well as shooting I love to play touch rugby at my local club and go out for a run whenever I can. I am fortunate to get the support of the Halo Sports Foundation, allowing me to keep fit with classes and the gym at my local leisure centre.
Since starting competitive shooting in 2009 I have gained 5 caps for Great Britain and 16 caps for Wales, with my main disciplines being Sporting and FITASC. Along with those caps I have won 4 GB team medals, including a gold in the USA.
Individually some of my highlights include English Open FITASC Ladies Champion 2015 and English Open Sporting Ladies Champion 2016. I have also been lady runner up at the British FITASC Grand Prix and UK FITASC Championship in 2016, and British Open Sporting in 2017.
The sponsorship I have received recently has been a fantastic help. I am proud to have support from Mid Wales Shooting Centre,Hart Events, Hull Cartridge Company and GMK Ltd.
I am currently in training through the winter, having coaching from Nigel Hart, practising at Mid Wales SC where I can shoot a great variety of different targets and also travelling to shoot as many registered shoots as I can fit in.
Knowing I have the support behind me is a huge boost and allows me to push harder to achieve. I am looking forward to the coming season and am so grateful for their support moving forward.