This week, it’s the biggest three days of the UK horse racing calendar: The John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree Racecourse.
Racing lovers and amateur gamblers alike meet at this prestigious event to enjoy a beer, soak up the April sun and win (or lose) a fair amount of cash.
I’ve been to the Grand National for the last three years in a row. Although from my side of the bar, I certainly haven’t been doing much drinking or betting. Bah.
One of the regular themes on my blog this year has been part time work. And every year, this race meet can be a sure-fire winner for skint students. Not by betting on rank outsiders like last year’s winner, Mon Mome, but by applying for one of the many hospitality and bar positions available.
Of course, I’m not just plugging my own employer here. The area around Aintree, for example, has many pubs, bars, restaurants, shops and outlets which I’m sure will all offer various levels of employment when the punters start rolling in.
Sadly, this years’ race meet is a bittersweet affair for myself. It’s probably going to be the last one that I’ll ever work, as it’s only 31 days until my last deadline for my assignments and after that, I’ll be heading home for Manchester.
I’d better get onto it then.
If anyone has any cheeky tips for this year’s National, comment me here.