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Conrad gears up to go all the way in Belgium
- Updated: May 27, 2013
Last week was pace-making duties but Saturday will see steeplechase athlete Nolene Conrad doing it for herself when she lines up for the second race of her European track campaign, writes Mark Etheridge.
A week ago she ran at a meeting in Rehlingen, Germany but opted to concentrate on pace-making the 3000-metre steeplechase event.
Not only did she make some handy cash but it was also a good indicator of where she is in terms of conditioning.
“The organiser offered good money for pacing as I also did it last year. I wanted to use the pacemaking as a time trial to assess my form and I must I’m happy that it’s looking good for my first race on Saturday,” she told Road to Rio 2016.
“I paced for 1200m in Germany but the weather was miserable, about eight degrees Celcius and it rained the entire meetingÔÇª it’s quite tricky running a steeple in wet conditions.”
The race was won by Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana in 9:40:13.
Saturday’s race in Oordegem, Belgium is the same meeting that she set her personal best of 9:54.42, just 0.23sec outside Tebogo Masehla’s South African record, in May last year.