In comparison to the marathons in the first week or two, when I was hobbling and taping up muscle injuries day after day, I feel stronger at the moment. There are probably several reasons for this – I may have become a bit more conditioned to running the marathon distance, the temperature is a little cooler presently here in France and the terrain is less hilly. Importantly too, I have been lucky enough to have support this week from both Dave and Hannah and having some company whilst running has been terrific! Whilst one person drives the car ahead, the other can run or bike along with me. I have been in fits of laughter at times and we have a super spirit with lots of joking and ‘leg-pulling’! I have also been taking-on all my marathon food on-the-run and I have been trying to constantly keep moving during the last hour in particular as stopping for a drink makes my legs seize up and it is murder to get them going again! This has enabled me to complete the marathon distance more quickly in a little over 4 hours. Today we moved on to a town called Bar-Le-Duc and pitched our tents on the lovely ‘Camping Municipal’. Our pitch looks out over a former Chateau (now actually a library) and the town has some great Renaissance architecture and good views. Dave has mentioned he’d like to treat us to a meal and we hope to bike up to the ‘Haute Ville’ and find a restaurant with a terrace and a view this evening!