Athletics victories for Gillespie

dad Jim and son Kieran claim impressive wins

Jim Gillespie.
Jim Gillespie.

Wragby athletes Kieran and Jim Gillespie have been tasting more success.

Last Wednesday Jim competed at the first Loughborough outdoor event of the new season in the shot putt.

Sign up to our daily LincolnshireWorld Today newsletter

The weather was challenging to say the least, everything from hail and snow to sunshine.

However, Jim won his event with a putt of 8.21m.

"In the conditions I was pleased," he said.

On Saturday the duo were at different venues, son Kieran in Hull and dad Jim in Rugby.

Kieran is planning a real emphasis on the 400m hurdles this year, and dominated his race to win in 62.3 seconds.

That was down on the personal best he ran the previous week, but he claimed victory by more than three seconds.

Jim took part in the heavyweight hammer in Rugby and a throw of 9.17m wasn't too far short of his season's best, and good enough for the win.

Over the Easter weekend Jim is competing ina throws pentathlon on Good Friday and Kieran is up in York on Easter Monday running another 400m hurdles.