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Weir excited at progress

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2016 | 4:00 AMShayne Fairman
Coach Glen Mills (centre) with athletes Yohan Blake (left) and Warren Weir at the UTech/MVP Classic at the National Stadium on Saturday night.

Having posted a "satisfying" 10.07 seconds in the 100 metres at last weekend's UTech/MVP Classic inside the National Stadium, 2013 IAAF World Championship silver medallist, Warren Weir, says his eyes are firmly set on competing well this season and having fun.

The 200m Racers Track Club star says he is in the process of bouncing back from an injury-plagued 2015.

More disappointingly, Weir had to settle for a semi-final finish at the World Athletics Championships that same year.

This year, however, he assured he is working patiently to put in some big performances.

"I am very, very wonderful. I must say give God thanks (that) I finished another injury-free race and my recovery phase is going very good," Weir said after running on Saturday.

Buoyed by that 10.07 and while hoping to go quicker, the athlete says fast times aren't his priority.

"Not pressuring myself; you know that you are fit, but until you run that race that's when you know where you really are so after that result I feel really, really good," he stressed. "Just putting in the work and the time will speak for itself."

Weir reasoned that it is back to the drawing board and more training, and leaving decisions in his coach's hands.

"I Just have to strengthen those areas and put in new techniques and work in training, the at-home training is also important. We put all those into place and so it's coming on very good," outlined the Glen Mills- coached athlete.

He furthered noted that Mills will decide what events he will do, or if he could possibly do the sprint double this year.

"The big man (Glen Mills) will say when it's time and what to do. We just take the orders. I am just looking forward towards having fun and just competing. I just run and take the orders from coach, so that's how it works," he added.