ATHLETICS: Jim wins field events at Cleethorpes meeting


Wragby athlete Jim Gillespie spent the bank holiday competing in the Cleethorpes Trophy Meeting at Grimsby Stadium.

He took part in the discus and shot putt and triumphed in them both.

Jim threw a personal best of 28.79m in the discus to take the win, and his 8.62m shot putt was also good enough to claim victory in that field discipline.

Jim said: “I feel that I am beginning to get into my swing, but still feel that there is more to come, as I had several weeks out with the calf tear.

“I reckon come the main competitions in June/July/August, I’ll be throwing at my best.”

Jim’s son Kieran was unable to take part in the meeting due to a nasty chest infection.