EILIDH DOYLE narrowly missed out on a second World Relay championship medal after a thrilling race in the Bahamas.

The Pitreavie AAC hurdler was in action for Great Britain at the 2017 IAAF World Relays yesterday but finished just outside the podium places after a closely-fought final.

Doyle, 30, won bronze at the biennial event in 2015 and, after being selected to run the opening leg, helped the team also consisting of Emily Diamond, Anyika Onuora and Kelly Massey to finish second in their heat in the 4x400 metre event.

The experienced Rio Olympic Games bronze medallist was then moved from leg one to leg three as part of a time-wide philosophy of trying out new combinations head of the London 2017 World Championships.

Diamond opened the running for the GB team, with Laviai Nielsen making her senior relay team debut on leg two and Christine Ohuruogu anchoring them home.

The quartet clocked a time of 3:28.72, just 0.23 seconds behind third-placed Jamaica, who were joined on the podium by winners USA and runners-up Poland.

Doyle, who refused to be passed during a battle with Jamaica for second place at that stage, commented afterwards: "I'm not as used to the third leg as I am the first, so it was interesting having someone right alongside me for the whole lap. I just wanted to make it hard for her on the straight and if she wants to go past me she’ll have to work hard and do it on the bend.  I feel much better than I did yesterday and getting that first run in my legs has helped me run a bit better today."