A TEAM of runners from Ellesmere have battled the elements to raise money for a good cause.

Shelley Hall, Ricky Roberts, Bruce Pitman and Ashley Lloyd have completed the Young Minds Ultramarathon, taking in 35 miles of rural Shropshire countryside along the way.

Young Minds is a charity dedicated to helping young people with their mental health, and the group were able to raise £550 over all.

Explaining the run, Shelly said it was for a personal cause.

"Over recent weeks our friends and their family have had to suffer the most heartbreaking loss, the pain they have suffered should not have to be felt by anyone and we wish there was more we can do," said Shelley.

"But the one thing we can do is run and hopefully raise a few pounds to help their chosen charity.

"The crisis in children and young people's mental health is real and it is urgent.

"More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health.

"But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find.

"Young Minds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges."

After the run, Shelley said she was delighted by what the team had achieved.

"We set out at 7.30am, a little unsure of how the day would go," she added.

"Well we did it, 33 miles turned into 35 due to having to take a detour on our route.

"But the Young Minds 33 Mile Ultra Fundraiser is complete.

"Thank you so so much to everyone who helped.

"Your support was absolutely amazing and it truly did help us push forward at the tougher times.

"We also managed to hit our £500 target while running which was also amazing and the perfect boost.

"Thank you so so much."