We were absolutely blown away by the hospitality that Marta and her family showed us in their home in Galbiate near Lecco. We slept comfortably in their camper van which saved us having to pitch our tent and inflate the airbed. The run today passed lovely lakes and we glimpsed spectacular views of Como, a city on the hillside overlooking Lago di Como. We climbed steeply and traversed to Lago di Lugano as we think that a route over the Swiss Alps which avoids motorways and tunnels may be possible from here. Eventually we crossed the border from Italy to Switzerland and, looking back over the journey so far – the heat-waves, hills and blisters and the places, people and amazing experiences we have had – it’s hard to believe how far we have travelled and how many miles my legs have covered! It has been a true team effort; I could have achieved nothing without the unbelievable support Hannah has given and she continues to be amazing! Approximately 10-miles after crossing into Switzerland we completed the 26.2 miles and with agonisingly sore legs (the miles are taking their toll gradually!) we found a little campsite on the shore of Lago di Lugano. A swim in the cool water of the lake and a hearty meal were much appreciated and we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon here in sunny Switzerland.