Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2013. This is why I came to Inverness. I gave up full marathons years ago because they're so hard on the body, but after the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Half this spring I signed up for this one on a whim, and I'm glad I did. It was painful, and was my slowest full marathon to date (of course I didn't train for it -- Oktoberfest in Munich the weekend before!) but was a beautiful course, and an all-around great experience.