Just after dawn we dragged ourselves up and hit the road under a cloudy sky to start marathon 20. We followed a steep-sided valley for the first three hours and Hannah was a star, passing croissants with nutella out of the car window and cheering me on... Pain-free for nearly 13 miles, the rest-day had certainly paid dividends. The last part of the marathon was tougher, however, as the road steepened dramatically and I navigated the tight hair-pin bends with a nagging pain in my right hip joint! I now feel old and decrepid!! I was thrilled to see Hannah, video in-hand, signaling the 42 km-mark (26.2 mile-mark) and we avoided a downpour by minutes. This afternoon the heavens opened and we all sheltered in the tent as a huge thunder and lightening storm played out around us. We now have a damp matress but the rain has seemingly cleared for now. I’m not sure this is quite what Hannah’s folks signed up for but we are all in high spirits! Tomorrow the map shows numerous hair-pin bends and a lengthy ascent; I will need to be in good form to make it to the marathon finish-line.