We're all packed and have an early start tomorrow to make an 8 AM ferry from Dover! Then it's a 2-day drive down to Rome where the marathons begin. Space looked like it would be a bit tight in the car so I unscrewed and removed the back seats. We're really excited about the summer, but unsure quite what will come about! Hannah and I (with help from my Dad) put up the new tent to see how it worked... We have some maps to find our way out of Rome and towards Firenze - the first 7 marathons. No hostels / camp sites booked yet but we hope the Lonely Planet guide will steer us somewhere... I hear it is 36 degrees in Rome at present; that doesn't bare thinking about but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it! It's taken a great deal of planning and training to get this far and we have the opportunity to achieve something really special, both in terms of running and fundraising. There are many unknowns and that's part of the challenge - lets see how things unfold over the coming weeks and what the road ahead has in store for us!