Owen’s tree-mendous effortCredit:Owen Delaney / SWNS.com The father of two, who has been running for 12 years, said: “I started doing them as a bit of fun, really. The idea first came about a couple of years ago when I did something similar for an online competition.”I didn’t have any plan to carry it on after the first one, but my friends seemed to like it so did the Santa one the next day, then I thought why not try and come up with something different every day up until Christmas. He first started making the images on the app when he realised the Diana Fountain in Bushy Park, near his home in Teddington, south west London, would make a good nose for Rudolph the reindeer.Mr Delaney, 40, has spent hours planning each run, some of which have taken hours to devise in the lead-up to Christmas. Owen’s Santa shapeCredit:SWNS.com “I used to draw a lot of cartoons when I was younger, and sometimes made hand drawn Christmas cards for people.”I guess this is a similar theme, but I never imagined being able to use the park as a canvas. Technology has opened some fun new ways to be creative.”Mr Delaney has shared his pictures online, and received positive feedback from thousands of people.He said: “I’ve been completely blown away by the attention it’s all received. It’s great though, everyone seems to be enjoying it and it’s bringing lots of smiles, and lovely comments from people.”That’s what’s motivating me to keep going. We could all do with something simple and happy this year I think.”The longest run was the 7.1 mile Santa Claus, while his shorted and shortest picture turned out to be the 1.2 mile bauble.He added: “I like that it’s making people smile. My kids seem quite confused by it all though.”I show them the pictures after I’ve done a run, and they just give me a funny look like I’ve lost the plot. Kids are very astute.” A keen jogger has used an activity-tracking app to create festive art while keeping fit by running in Christmas shapes.Owen Delaney has mapped out Father Christmas, a snowflake and a Christmas tree using running app Strava, which maps out shareable routes using GPS technology. Owen Delaney with son TomCredit:Owen Delaney / SWNS.com Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.