Back in the 852 after my Japan sojourn and straight back on the trails - a short, hot 8km on Lantau. Good to be back. #trailrunner #trailrunning #hongkong  (at Lantau Trail (Section 2) 鳳凰徑(第二段))

Back in the 852 after my Japan sojourn and straight back on the trails - a short, hot 8km on Lantau. Good to be back. #trailrunner #trailrunning #hongkong (at Lantau Trail (Section 2) 鳳凰徑(第二段))

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)