Delighted Gillespie keeps hold of his course record for anther year

SO Ian Gillespie’s impressive course record for the Clevedon 4 miles road race in Clevedon has survived another year.

IanGillespieSome talented west runners have won the race since Gillespie set the record of 18mins 28secs nearly twenty years ago but none have come closer to supplanting it from the top of the charts.

“I am pleased to see my record still stands, but in all fairness in the wind today there was never any chance of record-breaking,” said the former GB international, who was on his now bi-annual visit back to Bristol for Christmas to see his parents.

Gillespie, who is a former member of Westbury Harriers, is now living and working on the west coast of America and at 45 is still keeping in terrific shape. Of the 899 finishers in the race last weekend Gillespie finished inside the top ten.