KATIE Brough, back on duty in Great Britain colours, ran faster on Saturday than during her previous appearance at the annual Bupa Great Edinburgh XCountry.

The former Warrington Athletics Club runner, who hails from Stockton Heath, completed a 6km course in 21mins 56secs, half a minute quicker than last year, to place 25th in the senior women’s category at Holyrood Park.

Great Britain were victorious in the International Challenge, finishing 13 points clear of Team Europe after the senior women moved the 36-strong squad from third to first in the overall standings in the final race of the day.