Chris Pendray wins Prince George Iceman



And they're off. Despite temperatures around -18 degrees Celsius at start time, the Prince George Iceman got underway Sunday morning. A total of 505 participants are taking part in the ski, run, swim, and skate competition. Bill Phillips photo
And they’re off. Despite temperatures around -18 degrees Celsius at start time, the Prince George Iceman got underway Sunday morning. A total of 505 participants are taking part in the ski, run, swim, and skate competition. Bill Phillips photo

The cold didn’t seem to bother Chris Pendray from Smithers as he posted the best time in the 31st annual Prince George Iceman Sunday.

Pendray completed the eight-kilometre cross-country ski at the Otway Nordic Centre, a 10-kilometre run to the Prince George Ice Oval, five-kilometre skate. another five-kilometre run and then an 800-metre swim at the Prince George Aquatic Centre in a time of 1:53:56.

Prince George’s Francis Coe Dagenais was second in the men’s open category with a time of 2:05:09. Jordan Bax, also of Prince George, was third with a time of 2:11:37.

In the women’s open category, Kajsa Heyes of Prince George was first across the finish line with a time of 2:12:57. Second place went to Lindsay Vendermeer with a time of 2:13:07. Third went to Maizie Bernard with a time of 2:32:37.

In the master’s men category, Quesnel’s Kevin Sturt came in first with a time of  2:21:04. Second place went to Kelly Henderson with a time of 2:50:45. Third went to Clayton Wilkinson with a time of 3:03:27.

Michael Buchanan won the grand master’s men category with a time of 2:05:43. Second place went to Simon Earl with a time of 3:03:58. Third went to Mark Allison with a time of 3:36:33.

Richard Harrison won the veteran men’s category with a time of 2:21:34.

Beth Hillhouse won the master’s women category with a time of 2:36:51. Second place went to Tara Box with a time of 2:49:02. Third place went to Shelley Maitland with a time of 2:49:31.

Carolyn Buschler won the grand masters women category with a time of 3:00:53.

Thighs of Thunder won the men’s open relay category with a time of 1:51:16. Second place went to Millennials; walking around like they rent the place with a time of 1:55:20. Third place went to On The Double with a time of 1:57:50.

Team 320 won the veteran men’s relay category with a time of 2:46:56.

The women’s open relay category was won by SCFS Spirit with a time of 1:58:27. Second place went to MDKREO with a time of 2:20:45. Third place went to Just Wait Till We Get Our Pool with a time of 2:28:41.

Scrambled Legs and Achin’ won the relay master’s women event with a time of 2:23:02. Second place went to Mid-Leg Crisis with a time of 2:57:26. Third place went to Ice Your Age with a time of 3:01:20.

Sunshine and Flowers won the women’s grand master’s category with a time of 3:05:43.

The Smogscreamers won the relay open mixed category with a time of 1:47:29. Second place went to The Viking with a time of 1:59:12. We’re Sorry About Trump came in third with a time of 2:03:01.

We Thought you Said 10K RUM placed first in the relay master’s mixed category with a time of 2:50:08. Team KinderCircuit was second with a time of 2:56:16.

His Royal Thighness and the Thighmates won the relay grand master’s mixed event with a time of 2:45:09.

Oval Refrigeration Dream Team won the relay veteran mixed category with a time of 2:34:11.

Garcon Des Glace won the junior boys relay with a time of 1:49:11. Second place went to Dead Fish + 2 with a time of 2:17:31. Third place went to #garlicbread squad with a time 2:29:04.

The Ice Bears won the junior girls relay with a time of 2:09:09. Second place went to Buff and Tuffs with a time of 2:32:06. The College Heights Ice Queens came in third with a time of 2:26L01.

Dumbledore’s Army won the junior mixed relay with a time of 2:04:14. The Caledona Ramblers took home second place with a time of 2:08:16. Third place went to Mysterious Beavers with a time of 2:08:21.

Van Bien Ice Blazers Team 2 won the community schools relay with a time of 2:20:16. Second place went to The Bullets with a time of 2:40:11. Third place went to Van Bien Ice Blazers Team 1 with a time of 2:40:11.

There were 505 competitors in the event.

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