A popular fun run is being relaunched in Llanidloes this December in memory of a “true all round gentleman” who was one of the event's founding members.

Runners dressed in Christmas themed fancy dress will take to the hills and mountains that surround the town for the reintroduced Tinsel Trail 10K on Sunday, December 17.

The organisers, Cambrian Mountain Events, announced earlier this month that the trail run will be remembering "fantastic" event marshal Huw Morris who sadly recently died.

Huw's friends at Cambrian Mountain Events paid tribute to him adding that the 10K trail was one of his favourite routes.

"Huw was a great friend; a dedicated and highly qualified Mountain safety marshal; a conscientious mountain event and motorsport marshal; and a true all-round gentleman who made a mark on all those who had the pleasure of meeting him and was rock to those who needed support in trying times.


"He had the privilege of experiencing a varied, diverse and adventurous life; and was a patriotic Welshman though and through; who eventually seemed to find solace in the barren Cambrian Mountains in the heart of Wales. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him and loved him dearly."

Everyone will receive a much deserved and unique award for completing the Tinsel Trail Run and there will also be a prize for the best Christmas-themed fancy dressed runners.

It’s not too late to lace up your running shoes and take part in the festive fun run which starts at 10am on December 17 outside The Whistling Badger pub in Short Bridge Street. People can secure their spot by registering online at llanidloes.com/events. It costs £12.50 for adults to take part and £8 for under 18s and over 60s.

The route trails north through Allt Goch Wood and St Idloes Golf Course and towards Van Terrace, Garth Farm and Cefngoleugoed before returning to Llanidloes by crossing Afon Clywedog towards Cringoed, Coed Cwmeryr and Summerfield Park and finish at The Whistling Badger by 2.30pm.

Organisers say the fun run can prove challenging to the experienced 10K runner attempting to set the best time on the course or relaxing a scenic hike for the rambler looking for a pre-Christmas trek, or simply an all-out fun session for those who wish to join-in and revel in the festive spirit in fancy-dress.