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Conrad posts her second best 3000m time in Europe

Steeplechaser Nolene Conrad ran the penultimate race of her European trip in the Netherlands last night but says there’s still lots of work to be done in her season, by Mark Etheridge.

The little schoolteacher skipped the steeplechase event and opted for the 3000-metre flat at the Nijmegen Global Athletics meeting in Nijmegen.

She ended with a 9:32.28, which put her 12th in a race won by Burundi’s Tejitu Daba from a good quality field in a personal best 8:48.37.

“It didn’t really go as well as I’d hoped, I wanted to run at least 9.25,” Conrad told Road to Rio 2016. “It’s my second fastest time ever but I’m not happy with it because I should run faster than that ÔÇô┬áI’m in better shape than 9.32 so it’s a bit frustrating.”

Conrad runs her final European race for this trip on Sunday, back to the 3000m SC event, in Finland.

Then it’s home to South Africa where here focus will move off track and onto the road.

“I’m actually very keen to get back now so I can start training for the road, pack in the mileage and work towards the SA 21.1km Championships on 20 July. But before then I have to do Spar Ladies 10km race on 23 June, three days after I get back.”

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