Tilly enters the enchanted forest. #japan #mtfuji #UTMF #trailrunning  (at 精進湖 (Lake Shoji-ko))

Tilly enters the enchanted forest. #japan #mtfuji #UTMF #trailrunning (at 精進湖 (Lake Shoji-ko))

Definitely the toughest 30km I’ve done for a while on the last sections of next week’s #UTMF. 2,102m of vertical gain, 7 hours, 4 onigiri and a ton of laughs. Japan trails are simply incredible. (at 西湖 (Lake Sai-ko))

Definitely the toughest 30km I’ve done for a while on the last sections of next week’s #UTMF. 2,102m of vertical gain, 7 hours, 4 onigiri and a ton of laughs. Japan trails are simply incredible. (at 西湖 (Lake Sai-ko))

Trails for you, trails for me, trails as far as my eyes can see. #japan #trailrunning  (at 西湖 (Lake Sai-ko))

Trails for you, trails for me, trails as far as my eyes can see. #japan #trailrunning (at 西湖 (Lake Sai-ko))

Ran into ultra legend Sébastien Chaigneau on the last section of the UTMF today. I won’t tell those of you running it next week about the kind of faces he made about the last two sections. Super nice guy! #UTMF #ultrarunning  (at 本栖湖 (Lake Motosu-ko))

Ran into ultra legend Sébastien Chaigneau on the last section of the UTMF today. I won’t tell those of you running it next week about the kind of faces he made about the last two sections. Super nice guy! #UTMF #ultrarunning (at 本栖湖 (Lake Motosu-ko))

Waterskiier, man on fire climbing a stepladder, fat man wearing a hat.

This is how we wayfind in Japan!

#trailrunning #mtfuji  (at 西湖 (Lake Sai-ko))

Waterskiier, man on fire climbing a stepladder, fat man wearing a hat.

This is how we wayfind in Japan!

#trailrunning #mtfuji (at 西湖 (Lake Sai-ko))

The Descent. #trailrunning #japan  (at ガストホフ クレッシェンド)

The Descent. #trailrunning #japan (at ガストホフ クレッシェンド)

Today’s run/hike to the top of Mt Kuro (1,820m) was more of a scramble in some spots - technical ascent with fixed ropes - but incredibly fun! #japan #trailrunning #mtfuji  (at 三ツ峠登山口)

Today’s run/hike to the top of Mt Kuro (1,820m) was more of a scramble in some spots - technical ascent with fixed ropes - but incredibly fun! #japan #trailrunning #mtfuji (at 三ツ峠登山口)

Everywhere you go, there it is. #mtfuji #japan  (at 河口湖 (Lake Kawaguchi-ko))

Everywhere you go, there it is. #mtfuji #japan (at 河口湖 (Lake Kawaguchi-ko))

Pretty much my favourite shot from today. Beware. Bears. #japan #running #trailrunner  (at 河口湖バッティングセンター)

Pretty much my favourite shot from today. Beware. Bears. #japan #running #trailrunner (at 河口湖バッティングセンター)

Miles and miles (25km, 2,045m cumulative gain!) of amazing, soft, bouncy trails! Japan! (at Tsujiya つじや)

Miles and miles (25km, 2,045m cumulative gain!) of amazing, soft, bouncy trails! Japan! (at Tsujiya つじや)