A 'colourful guard of honour' is set be formed at the funeral of legendary Lake District fell runner Joss Naylor MBE.

Known as 'King of the Fells', the record-breaking veteran athlete from Cumbria died last month at the age of 88.

Now, his family has asked attendees to wear club colours and if possible, arrive by running over any of the passes into Wasdale Head.

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Speaking on Facebook, the Fell Runners Association said: "It was Joss’ wish that his funeral should be a colourful celebration of his life and attending fell runners should dress in their club colours.

"Also, that those who are able should run over any of the passes into Wasdale Head.

"St Olaf’s at Wasdale Head is the smallest parish church in England and admission will be by invitation only. There will be a public address system to relay the service to those outside. Nearby parking is extremely limited so if you are not running to St Olaf’s, please car share, park considerately or use public transport."

The Naylor family invite all fell runners to join them at Wasdale Head on Friday July 19 and to form a colourful tribute as Joss takes the short journey to his final resting place.