The streets around Llandisilio turned red last Sunday, when hundreds of runners clad in santa suits took part in the town's annual santa race or ras sion corn.

The race built on the success of last year's event when 161 jogging santas raised £6,000.

This year the numbers swelled, with 247 runners taking part and people travelling to the village from all over the county.

Most of the runners braved cold winds and frozen fingertips to complete the 5km hilly course. With a few getting lost en route, probably enjoying the Christmas cheer in the village hostelries.

The final figures have yet to come in, but it is hoped that the runners will have topped last year's total. Funds raised are being split between Ty Hafan, Pembrokeshire Crossroads and the village's hall restoration fund.

"It was a great day," said organiser Rob Phillips of the Llandisillio playing fields association.

"A lot of people turned up on the afternoon which really swelled the numbers. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.

"It was great to see more runners from the village this year as well as the more professional runners. There was a great atmosphere and everybody got involved."

Log on later this week for a video of the race.