I can’t really believe we have done 30 marathons in just 33 days from the Coliseum in Rome… I am not running completely free of pain in the legs (understandably I guess…) but we somehow seem to be able to carry on and we are slowly but surely working our way across France. I enjoyed the marathon today; I felt strong and found my stride and rhythm within a few miles. We got up early to run before the rain that was forecast for the afternoon arrived. Blessed with warm sunshine for 3 hours, I took on food (fresh croissants!) and water with minimal delay and kept the legs moving. Including a few food stops we completed the run in 4 hours 20 minutes. The heavens opened in the last few miles and, knowing I would be in dry clothes and in the car before very long, I found the rain really refreshing. Some days the last few miles of the marathon are just a plain old battle of attrition, today though I was whooping with adrenaline and grinning from ear-to-ear! My good friend Dave Behar arrived this afternoon to support us for a while. He hopped on a Eurostar to Paris, came by train to Bar-Le-Duc and then cycled 45-miles through rain showers to meet us here in Neufchateaux! We are camping nearby and plan to go out for a bite to eat and a beer (one only for me!) this evening.