I have had various injuries down my left side for over a year including the top of my foot (just at the junction between foot and ankle). It now appears it is all related to my back, as a form of sciatica. I am getting on top of it now but I suggest you throttle back a bit, stretch loads and often. If it lingers, then don't be afraid to get a physio to have look at it.
I wouldn't get out half as much if it wasn't for my four legged running partner. Great start to the day to get three miles in together in the morning and it does get the walking business over and done with a wee bit quicker. He is still around for longer run in the evening or at the weekend and it didn't take long for me to get used to his stop/sniff strategy and for him to get used to my 'come to heal' demands. Enjoy your running!
I'm doing the half as part of my autumn marathon preperation. It is fairly local to me but I will have to behave at the Scotland game at Hampden on the Friday night! First time I've tried it and first impressions were that it is a bit expensive. However, if you are doing the full weekend then I think camping/caravans are free and seems to be quite a bit laid on for participants and guests.
We are now arriving just after midnight on the friday. I understand the buses run 24 hours but the metro closes down at 11:30. Do you know whether the marathon travel stand is staffed or operated out of hours from the info desk?