I was looking for some advice on my first half marathon which I am hoping to complete in the spring of 2009. I have strated to take my running reasonably seriously in order to lose a bit of weight since spring 2008. I am now running up to 10 miles in a time of around 78 mins fairly comfortably and feel the time has come to take on a half marathon. I live in the North-East and the obvious one would be to wait for next years GNR but I am keen to take part in one that isn't such a big event. My target would be to run around the 1h40/1h45 mark and have seen that Edinburgh has their half marathon next April. If anyone has taken part in this event please could you advise if it would be a suitable event for me to start with and if not could you recommend an event in the North-East/Scotland that may be more suitable.