Posted: 08/10/2013 at 13:58
I've done a 10k in Amsterdam (Ladies only run!), and a HM in Lisbon - not problems there as my sister lives there, but it was VERY hot even in March (I think unusually hot that year). Not great necessarily for sight seeing etc beforehand and I found the food a bit of an issue (bit to ritualistic for my own good pre race!), but really glad I did them both. Not much English spoken on Portugal but my sister is able to help, Amsterdam no problems.
Just done Jersey Marathon a couple of days ago (that's home ground for me though), and did Brighton in April, but looking at applying through the new ballot system for Berlin next autumn or perhaps Amsterdam - Copenhagen looks nice as Little Miss Happy says but not so easy travel wise for me.
Good Luck and happy hunting - you could always come to Jersey - HM next month and in June lovely course and full marathon in July (new trail one) or road in October next year.....