Jillie Townend, I did Edinburgh Marathon as my first one after missing out on London. The course was quite good, as mentioned a bit sparse on the spectator front from 17-21 miles. The last km was quite tough as people had pushed onto the course and there was absolutely no chance of overtaking if you had anything left. The organisation after the race was not good. You pay in advance for a bus ticket but what you're not told is the bus station is a good couple of miles from the finish and up a small hill. Not the best end to an otherwise enjoyable run. May be best to try to catch a local bus if you choose to do Edinburgh
Had a shorter run this weekend. Only 13 miles, felt really easy. I went a bit too quickly as I decided just to run to how I felt. Ended up equalling my half marathon PB. Fingers crossed that bodes well for October.