Hearing rain tapping down on the tent throughout the night, we were loathed to get up and face the prospect of putting the tent down and getting soaked! By 7.30 am we could procrastinate no more and we unzipped the tent to ‘face the music’. We rolled the ‘outer’ compartment of the tent into a black bin-liner and shoved the ‘inner’ part and poles into the tent bag. We found shelter for cereal and croissants (with Nutella -I am addicted!) and wearily used the trusty (?) SatNav to find the marathon start-point. Although initially raining, the sky soon cleared and it became a hot and humid day. Fuelled by a delicious ‘Pain au raisin’, (which Hannah also smeared with a thick layer of Nutella!) the miles began notch up and the road wound steadily towards the town of Epinal. With no major hill-climbs today I just had to contend with the creaking (yes, literally!) left Achilles and achy right knee… My spirit really lifted with 4 miles to go and felt on quite a high – another marathon done and another 42 km closer to Trafalgar Square!