I have always loved bows and arrows and when I was 10 these people came to my school and taught us archery with a modern day long bow. I love the history surrounding the long bow and harbour a genuine warmth for all kinds of medieval weaponry.
I'm looking to join a local club and practice. I only want to take up the sport in a humble capacity and don't expect to become professional, I just want to have fun with it.
One problem I might have is that sometimes my arms hurt. Does anyone have any advice or words of encouragement regarding this potential problem.
Also, would I be allowed to use a crossbow (I am ordering one online this week) on an archery range where other archers use their longbows?