Opus holds on to win 3.3km race

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The National, Monday 09th January 2012

PAULUS Opus fought off a late challenge by the Internal Revenue Commission’s Roger Plant to win Port Moresby road runners’ 3.3km race from the historic Post Office building in town on Saturday.
Sensing a possible victory, Plant went after Opus as the two entered Champion Parade, but Opus responded with his own burst of speed to hold onto the lead and frustrate the pursuing taxman’s plans for his first win.
Megan Hardy won the all women’s 5.5km race in 27.32, just in front of Amanda Kirby. 
In the 8.4km race, Swans Pinampio beat Donald Fraser by 40 seconds to win in 38.42, and avenge his loss to Fraser at the recent Waigani Post Office race.
Next Saturday’s races leave from the Maybank car park in front of the Holiday Inn at the usual time of 5pm.
In the 1.1km race, Monica Lavapo finished first in 4.53, Raymond Ova 5.01 and Rose Mark    5.15.
In the 3.3km race, Paulus Opus 19.20, Roger Plant 19.50, Chris Smith 21.58 and Simon Nutley 21.59.
In the  5.5km race,  Megan Hardy 27.31 finished ahead of Amanda Kirby 27.32.
 8.4km race; Swans Pinampio 38.42,     Donald Fraser 39.21, James Gurumi  41.55, Bouke Wagenaar 45.39, Shane Fryer 46.18, Harry Greenwell 52.19