News PG Iceman goes off without a hitch despite the colder weather SHARE ON: Brendan Pawliw, staff Monday, Feb. 11th, 2019 Despite being pushed back an hour because of the cold, the Prince George Iceman went ahead on Sunday. Rob McDougall (1:52:21) won the men’s solo race by a minute and eight seconds. The Icewoman championship went to Jocelyn Poirier-Hardy (1:58:53) followed by Emily Ertel (2:09:56). Organizer Jim Van Bakel told My PG Now stated there was one interesting story of note from this year’s event. “We had a soloist who was 75 years old, which is pretty amazing to me and that’s Mike, a legend in town for his endurance achievements.” Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts to rain on the event’s parade, Van Bakel had no issue waiting a tab bit longer to get started. “We did end up delaying the start time by one hour just to get the temperature to warm up as much as we could, it cooperated with us really and the event went really well after that.” “Our committee sets minus twenty as the cut off temperature for a start time and when we saw what it was earlier in the morning we knew to delay by an hour gave us the best chance to be able to start the race and keep a close eye on a few temperatures along the route.” The PG Iceman has been running for 32 years.