Fionnula McCormack finishes runner-up in Edinburgh

Britain’s Kate Avery won the 6k Great Edinburgh International Cross Country run at Holyrood Park

Ireland's Fionnuala McCormack finished runner-up in the 6k Great Edinburgh International Cross Country run at Holyrood Park on Saturday.

McCormack’s impressive display wasn't enough to beat Britain’s Kate Avery, who finished narrowly ahead to claim first place.

Rio beckons for the 31-year-old, who also put in a wonderful performance as part of the Irish women’s team who took bronze at the European Cross Country Championships in December.

Eventual winner Great Britain's Kate Avery (centre right) and runner-up Europe's Fionnuala McCormack at the start of the Senior Women's 6k event during the Great Edinburgh International XCountry 2016 at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.

Fionnuala McCormack comes through the water in the Senior Women's 6k event.