About the coaches
Head Coach Newhouse: I love running and coaching runners--especially in distance running! I have coached XC & track for seven years, and I have been running distance races since my teen years. In college, I was a part of Iowa State's x-country team as a mid-distance runner. Since then, I have raced numerous times at about every distance possible (2 mi, 5k, 8k, 10k, 15k, 20k, half and full marathons) and in several states (IA, WI, MN, NE, SD, NV). I've even done distance relays, obstacle runs, triathlons, and trail runs. Half marathons are what I've run the most--over a dozen.
Triathlons are my newest endeavor as I also love biking (RAGBRAI) and swimming. However, it's no easy task to be ready to compete in 3 sports at one time. For me, swimming is the most challenging. Despite winning my division and being in the top 3 overall in a few triathlons, I still say my biggest accomplishment is being a marathoner. I've finished 6 full marathons. In 2017, I logged over 1,300 miles by training for two marathons in one year.