ATHLETICS: Wragby father and son return to competition in style

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Father and son athletics duo Jim and Kieran Gillespie kicked off the New Year with a competition on Saturday.

The pair travelled to Sheffield for the Finish Line open meeting, as the indoor season begins to get into full swing.

Jim won the shot-put with 8.91 metres, just a couple of centimetres short of his indoor personal best.

Meanwhile, Kieran placed fourth in the 60 metres hurdles, setting a personal best of 10.15 seconds, and finished second in the shot with 8.71 metres, which was just a centimetre shy of his best.

Jim said: “Over the next six weeks or so, there are a number of indoor competitions that we are entered for which should give us the opportunity to get beyond our best performances.

“So, plenty of hard training and fierce competition early in the New Year – what more could you ask for?”