HEP BIOS

About Craig Howie - Colorado Triathlete Coach
Revise Bio to read - Craig grew up in Wyoming where he competed as a wrestler. In 1995 after a devastating knee injury, he was introduced to the amazing world of endurance athletics, and by 1996 had run his first marathon. In 1998 while earning his secondary teaching degree, he began coaching endurance athletes in many different areas including triathlon, duathlon, running, cycling, cyclocross, and swimming. In 2001 Craig moved to Longmont and began working closely with the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. He became “a fly on the wall” and soaked up all of the knowledge of endurance sports coaching he could. These opportunities opened his eyes to amazing training methods and motivated him to become a professional multisport coach. In 2004, Craig left the teaching world and began the Howie Endurance Project. Craig and Jennifer met while in college at the University of Northern Colorado, were married in 2001 and have two young boys. Managing family, work and training has given Craig great insight into how to balance sports with the rest of life. In 2009, Craig qualified for his professional license in triathlon and raced for two years as a pro triathlete. Due to injuries sustained during a bike accident Craig was forced to stop his pro career and made the transition into Ultra Running.

About Jennifer Howie- Business Manager of the Howie Endurance Project (HEP)
Jennifer grew up Westminster, CO. As a native of Colorado, Jennifer has long been active in the Colorado outdoors. Jennifer was introduced to the world of endurance athletics when she met Craig while attending the University of Northern Colorado. Jennifer fell in love with the endurance world and began to compete recreationally in running races and shorter distance triathlons. In 2010 Jennifer finished her first marathon, and is now hooked longer distance running. In 2003, Jennifer and Craig’s son Grable was born in Boulder, Colorado. The birth of their son lead Jennifer down her own business path when she founded the successful baby food business Little Potatoes Baby Food. After a successful two year run which included highlights such as becoming a vendor at Colorado Whole Foods and Wild Oats stores and being featured in high profile media such as, The Wall Street Journal, Cookie Magazine, ABC News Now, 9 News, Fox 31 News and the Boulder Daily Camera. At the end of 2006, Jennifer made the difficult decision to stop producing and selling Little Potatoes, as the time commitments were far too demanding. Although Jennifer has been involved in HEP since its inception, she is now focusing her time on managing the business aspect of the Howie Endurance Project and caring for her two son’s Grable and Griffin.

 

 

 

2011 Race Season Highlights
1st Overall Casper Marathon 2:52:10 Read More
1st Overall Leadville Silver Rush 50 Miler 7:05:08  
19th Overall, 6th in Age Group Pike Peak Ascent 2:42:33  
19th Overall, 6th in Age Group Pike Peak Ascent 2:42:33  

 

2010 Race Season Highlights
Ironman St. George - 9:48:38 15th in Pro Category
Ironman Lake Placid - 9:50:22 17th in Pro Category
Ironaman Buffalo Springs Lake 70.3 - 4:23:29 15th in Pro Category

 

2009 Race Season Highlights
Summer Open Sprint Triathlon 57:23:00 3rd Overall
5430 Sprint Triathlon 1:11:39 2nd in Age Group / 6th Overall
Boulder Peak Triathlon 2:07:25 2nd in Age Group / 4th Amateur Overall
5430 Long Course 4:09:07 2nd in Age Group / 3rd Amateur Overall / 10th Overall
Ironman Wisconsin - 9:55:17 15th in Pro Category

 

2008 Race Season Highlights
St. Croix Half Ironman (Ironman Qualifier) 4:37:19 1st Place in age group
Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon 2:13:44 1st Place in age group/4th Overall

 

2007 Race Season Highlights
St. Croix Half Ironman (Ironman Qualifier) 4:46:39 2nd Place in age group
24th Overall
Deuces Wild USAT Olympic Triathlon
2:04:47
2nd Place Overall and set a new bike course record
Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon 2:14:00 2nd Place Overall
Ironman Lake Placid 9:25:25 3rd Place Overall
Steamboat Springs Triathlon 1:33:09 1st Place Overall
Hawaii Ironman World Championships
9:48:38
 


2006 Race Season Highlights
Ironman California 70.3 (Ironman Qualifier) 4:33:06 2nd Place in age group
Deuces Wild USAT Olympic Triathlon
2:05:04
1st Place Overall and set a new bike course record
Ironman Coeur D’ Alene (Ironman Qualifier) 9:54:54 22nd overall, 15th overall on the bike
Hawaii Ironman World Championships
9:58:25
357th overall, 187th overall on the bike

 

2005 Race Season Highlights
Ft Collins 23rd Annual Sprint Triathlon 1st Place Overall and a new course record
Buffalo Wyoming YMCA Triathlon 1st Place Overall and another new course record
Buffalo Springs Half Ironman (Ironman Qualifier) 4:34:46 21st overall, 6th Age Group
Vineman Half Ironman (Ironman Qualifier) 4:27:01 12th overall, 3rd Age Group

 

2004 Race Season Highlights
Spring Chill Triathlon 2:06:00 1st Age Group, 4th overall

 

2003 Race Season Highlights
Utah Half Ironman (cancelled swim) 3:49:28 5th Age Group, 22nd Overall

 

2002 Race Season Highlights
Denver Athletic Club Triathlon 1:03:40 1st Place Overall
Longmont Triathlon 3rd Place Overall
Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon 2:13:14 7th Place Overall
Cheyenne Mountain Sprint Triathlon 1:05:24 2nd Age Group, 20th Overall
Boulder Peak Triathlon 2:10:09 39th Place Overall
USAT Short Course Nationals 2:09:03 16th Age Group, 79th Overall

 

2001 Race Season Highlights
Poudre Valley Duathlon 3rd Place Overall
Bolder Boulder 35:21:00  
Buffalo Wyoming YMCA Triathlon 1st Place Overall
Muskoka Long Course Triathlon 5th Age Group, 39th Overall
Boulder Peak Triathlon 2:11:08 3rd Age Group, 43rd Overall
Ironman Canada 10:21:00 4th Age Group
Ironman Hawaii 11:44:09 680th Overall

 

1999 Race Season Highlights
Buffalo Wyoming YMCA Triathlon 1st Place Overall
UNC Greeley Triathlon 1st Place Overall
Cowboy State Games Duathlon 1st Place Overall
Philadelphia Marathon 2:50:26  

 

1998 Race Season Highlights
Lincoln Marathon 2:51:00 1st Age Group

 

Personal Bests
Ironman Triathlon 9:25:25
Half Ironman Triathlon 4:09:07
Olympic Distance Triathlon 2:05:04
Marathon 2:50:26
Half Marathon 1:21:00
10K 35:21:00
5K 16:48
 
 

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