Nodster - even if your legs fall off you're coming anyway and we'll roll you round.
Porto half marathon for me last weekend, followed by an actual holiday (what's one of those?). I'd recommend the race - for 15 euros you get a big city race, fast, flat course, elite runners, medal and a technical t. GNR, take note!
Coast to coast Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh is 85 miles. Some stunning off-road running through the glens, although weather could be anything from boiling hot to arctic. There are some nice hotels and campsites, and a very remote youth hostel at Glen Affric.
Hi Rata (like the name ). Tell us more about yourself - what are your goals, how long have you been running? There are others on here with all kinds of experience of marathons, from none to loads. I bet there's someone in the same place as you.