Having been to this event over 10 years ago as a marshal and thoroughly enjoyed it, and as the event was held at Royal Lytham & St Annes Gold Course which is not far I decided to go again and had a great day out in lovely weather.
If you have never been to watch a golf tournament before then I would highly recommend the women’s events. The players are brilliant and the crowds not quite as busy as for the men’s event.
In fact whether you like golf or not, you will still have a great day out, particularly if the weather is nice as it was today.
I used to play golf a lot when I was younger. I must have been around 14 or 15 and I used to go to this course at Highfield nearly every weekend. Having not played a proper round for a few years I headed back to Highfield on a sunny June afternoon for another go.
The course a lot smaller than I remember it, but I guess that was because, back then I was a lot smaller than I am now! We (I played with my father) at the first and both hit really good first shots nice a straight. I would love to say to the golf got better from there but, for me at least it was not particularly impressive.
Well it turns out I can! This year (2017) I have ran a total of 1000.4 miles. Having started out trying to run a mile a day, then the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats I have finally managed to pass the 1000 mile mark. Let’s have a look at some of the key statistics of my running this year.
If you want to read all about my running this year and meeting my goals then I have already written about this when I achieved my revised target of 814 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats. This post is going to concentrate on the new achievement of pushing on to 1000 miles.
After reaching my revised target, I ended November needing to run 150 miles. In the back of my mind I had it that I would really like to run 1000 miles in a year.