ATHLETICS: Wragby father and son kick off indoor campaign

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Wragby father and son athletes Jim and Kieran Gillespie got their winter campaign off to a good start in the Nottinghamshire AAA indoor open meeting at Sheffield on Sunday.

Kieran competed in the 60 metres hurdles and shot put and Jim contested the shot.

Kieran finished second in the shot with an indoor personal best of 8.72 metres. He then followed that up with 10.3 seconds in the hurdles, which was also a personal best.

Father Jim equalled his indoor personal best in winning the shot with 8.92 metres.

Jim said: “It’s tremendously encouraging to open our indoor campaign with those type of performances, which means there is a lot to look forward to, and plenty of hours hard training, between now and the end of March.”

The Gillespie family had more cause for celebration when they attended the Lincoln Wellington AC annual awards night on Saturday, where Kieran was the recipient of the under-17 men’s athlete of the year.