ATHLETICS: Personal bests for Lincolnshire County Championship duo

Kieran and Jim Gillespie EMN-140728-084124001
Kieran and Jim Gillespie EMN-140728-084124001

Wragby father and son team Jim and Kieran Gillespie were back in action on Sunday at Grantham in the Lincolnshire County Athletics Championships.

Kieran won the javelin with a personal best of 26.67m, and came second in the 400 metres Hurdles in 72.7 seconds. He also came second in the discus, throwing 22.76m, both new personal bests.

Meanwhile dad Jim came second in the shot with a new personal best of 9.03m and third in the discus with 25.68m.

He said: “I’m really pleased with Kieran’s performances, you can’t argue with three personal bests from three events.

“As for my efforts, I’m really encouraged with the way it went, bearing in mind I haven’t done any throwing since tearing my calf eight weeks ago, I was always going to be a bit rusty, so to throw a PB in the shot was tremendously pleasing.”