I have just been browsing my recent credit and debit card bills and I foolishly decided to add up the cost of playing in the National Championships last month. Ouch!
Entry fee - £22 (inc. entry to watch the pros showing me how it should be done)
Train fair to Manchester - £54 return
Taxi to/from the National Squash Centre - £10
Accommodation in Travelodge - £49
Food and drink (no beer!) - £34.15
Becoming National o40 Champion - Priceless!
(but unfortunately I lost in the quarters 3-1 to the National o40 Champion)
Cost per match approx £85 (£1.65 per minute...sad!)
Add in the cost of two days off work and I could have had a week skiing or have taken the wife away for the weekend!
Will I do it again next year.........of course!