We left our budget hotel in Parma at 5:45am having loaded up the car, a routine we have become very familiar with over the last fortnight! Leaving the busy A-road which heads towards Milan, we turned north onto a fantasic B-road. With cool early morning temperatures and a clear blue sky the first couple of hours of running were really enjoyable. This region (Lombardy) is flat and agricultural and it is famous for the production of Parmesan cheese. We passed numerous farms and my legs felt pretty good for the duration of the run (thankfully!). We found a little camp site close to the end point of today's marathon and spent an (exhausting!) hour pitching our tent. After a brief siesta we checked out the historical centre of Cremona and we are heading back for a BBQ with the hungry campsite mosquitoes... I need to find some ice this evening for my right calf which is sore at the moment. Hannah's support continues to be absolutely unbelievable and I simply could not do this without such super help. A huge thank you once again for all the marvelous messages and donations, I feel quite humbled by all the support we are receiving.