Athletes are gearing up for the PNG Air Grand Prix which will be held on the 2nd to the 4th of July in Port Moresby.
With the competition only 3 weeks away, the Kerowagi based distance runners made their second visit to NSI, Goroka last week for some trials to gauge their progress with the PNG Air Grand Prix Series.
The event will feature some exciting competition, in the men’s middle- and long-distance events with the likes of athletes from Kerowagi, George Yamak, Dilu Goiye, Aquila Turalom and Abel Siune who would be expecting a strong challenge from Utmei based Siune Kagl and Israel Takap as well as WNB based Andipas Georasi.
With Yamak recovering from a bout of sickness, Turalom dominated the trials, winning both the 1500m (4min 20secs) and 3000m (9min 29secs).
The men’s 800m is also shaping up well with Samuel Pai looking very strong in running 2min 3 secs in a solo effort in Goroka.
Pai can expect a strong challenge from Team Nest athletes Jonah Theo as well as Adolf Kauba and Sialis Passinghan who are training well together at Utmei and running close to 2mins.
In the women’s events Anna Toby, Cecilia Kuman, Aina Goir and Mary Kua will be taking on the Utmei based 2019 Pacific Games reps Mary Tenge and Monica Kalua.