During the night the rain tapped steadily down on the tent and we knew we faced the prospect of a very wet marathon! With no respite in the downpour by 7 am, we got up, packed the car and returned to the finish-point of yesterday’s marathon. Sheltering from the rain, I put extra plasters on my toes and plenty of Vaseline where I guessed chaffing maybe an issue after an hour or two! I set off and was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn’t too cold, quite enjoyable in fact… I would swap running in the rain to running in the 40 degree heat of Rome any day! Hannah did a sterling job navigating through the city of Luzern and kept smiling despite getting frequently soaked. After we climbed away from the hills surrounding Lake Luzern the landscape began to change and the towering snow-topped mountains of the Alps were replaced by rolling green hills. Running through farmland once again, the sun soon came out. I switched into a dry pair of socks and trainers as the skin on my feet was beginning to disintegrate in the now-soggy pair! I dug in with aching legs for the last 5 or 6 miles and was happy to see Hannah waving at the roadside signalling the end of marathon 24. We drove ahead to a campsite and were joined by Hannah’s folks who had kindly put the tent down this morning (in the rain!). It was ‘all-hands-on-deck’ to put the tent back up again and it soon dried out between the rain showers. 24 marathons in 26 days and 600 or so miles completed from Rome – it’s amazing to look back at all the landscapes, cities and experiences we have had so far!