I ran it in 2009 and would recommend it, from memory it was a completely flat course. Not so many people that you can’t run at your own pace but still enough so that there is always someone close by so that you still feel part of a race. A good mixture of nationalities, probably about 20/25% British.
I stayed near the station at the City Inn which got pretty poor reviews but was both cheap, quiet and pretty central. In 2009 it was €175 for a twin room for two nights including a rather uninspiring breakfast. http://www.city-inn.cz.
The expo was a bit of a bugger to find and not really worth the hassle once it had been found. It may have changed for the better now though.
I ran a 16 mile race in 2:10, which I thought was pretty good. However I was overtaken by a bloke bouncing a basketball and someone in a bumblebee costume. Bastards.
Your times are very respectable. I always feel that you don’t want to go flat out in your first races otherwise you will never be able to better your times! My advise would be to have one long run a week, gradually getting up to 13, 14 or 15 miles and one fast run a week, no more than half the distance of your long run. I tend to have an easy week once a week but maybe that is just me being lazy!
I found it difficult to keep to an even pace without a watch with a pace function on it Before I bought this my early miles were much faster than the later ones, I now try and run at a constant pace throughout a run, at least on flat ground.
Went to my first panto is years this Christmas. Seven of us aged from 9 to 72 seeing Dick Whittington at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The best panto I have ever seen, Dame Edna was hilarious and some unknown (at least to me) bloke playing "Jack" was brilliant too. Very, very funny and highly recommended.