By Gary Smith, World-Track
KINGSTON — Despite enjoying some success last season, Great Britain’s Simeon Williamson and Barbadian Andrew Hinds have decided to join a new training camp to prepare for the 2010 track and field season.
Both sprinters were members of the MVP Track Club for which world renowned sprint coach Stephen Francis is in charge, but will now be under the guidance of Usain Bolt’s coach Glen Mills at Racers Track Club.
Williamson, who produced a personal best of 10.03 seconds to beat Dwain Chambers at the British National trials in Birmingham last July, had a training stint in Jamaica last year.
But despite the bright start Williamson faded badly in the latter parts of the campaign and failed to make the finals of the men’s 100m dash at the world championships in Berlin. In addition to that he was also described as a lazy sprinter by former world record holder Asafa Powell.
Williamson is the second Great Britian sprinter to train with Mills in recent times, following in the steps of Dwain Chambers, who did so a few years ago.
In the meantime, Barbadian sprinter Hinds becomes the other overseas newcomer to the Racers team, which will again welcome back Antigua’s national record holder and world championships fourth placed finisher Daniel Bailey.
Among the locals joining Mills’ camp are Olympic 400m finallist Rosemarie White, sprinter Schillonie Calvert, 400m hurdler Josef Robertson and sprint hurdler Warren Weir.