Posted: 29/09/2013 at 09:21
I've done Edinburgh twice and it's my least favourite marathon (compared with Lochaber, Moray, Amsterdam, Paris and Highland Perthshire).
Edinburgh has mixed reviews - it's mainly out of the city, running along the coastal road and i don't think it's great for spectators. I believe that there's no option for spectators to see you finish, and in my experience it's very congested trying to get your way put to meet people at the end (I'm around 4 hours).
Lochaber is a small field but a good course - great views of Ben Nevis on the way back in. Paris is cheap enough to get to on Eurostar & was run like clockwork. There's a Paris thread on here if you want more info. I'd definitely do either of these again.