Having now completed 1000 miles on the road from the Coliseum in Rome my legs are certainly feeling more than a little achy! Morning rain showers cleared and I set off trying hard to warm up my sore right knee. We passed numerous WW1 cemeteries; the hard-fought battles in which so many young British men died took place in this area, ‘The Somme’. Alarmingly, on the first day alone of the allied offensive of 1916, 60,000 British soldiers were killed or injured. The landscape today is filled with memorials and cemeteries – the sheer scale of the loss-of-life is hard to comprehend. The marathon today took 4 hours and 45 minutes and took us to the city of Arras. Hannah did a magnificent job of navigating us through the town centre and continues to be unbelievably supportive. We enjoyed some evening sunshine and a drink in the main square and I tried to keep the calorie count up with a pasta meal followed by a banana and chocolate crepe!