Tanya Sharp

Job: Doctor
Time with Boost Coaching:  3 years Sporting background prior to starting:

I grew up with a swimming background and competed in the UK until my early teens, but I had never done any road biking and I hated running! At the age of 37, after I had my kids, I wanted to get fit and set out to complete a sprint distance triathlon. That went well, so I entered my second sprint distance race. This also went well and resulted in my qualification for the New Zealand Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championship team. At that stage I decided I needed some coaching and luckily Andrew was recommended.

Initial goal/s & events when I started with Boost:

  1. Get more focused with my training and “train smart” with my limited time available while maintaining a balance between training, working and family time
  2. Advice on biking and running technique, and improving my open water swimming skills
  3. Advice on transition technique and race pacing & nutrition
  4. Completing the Sprint Worlds (Auckland 2012) and moving into longer distance events

Did you achieve these goals &/or what were the outcomes?

I achieved all these goals and was absolutely thrilled to finish 5th in my age group 2012 and then 4th in the same race in London in 2013

How did Boost Coaching help you to achieve these goals?

  • A focused and personalized training program, adapted to my changing timetable
  • Lots of support, advice and encouragement
  • A great group of training partners

What are your goals & events as you move forward?

  1. Continue racing triathlon at half and full IronMan distance
  2. Qualify for the 70.3 World Championships in Australia in 2016
  3. Tick off some “bucket-list” races

Three of my greatest achievements so far while working with Boost are

  1. 10th Age Group IronMan World Championship, Kona 2014
  2. 3rd Age Group 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, Auckland 2014
  3. New Zealand National Standard Distance Champion 2015

Other comments regarding working with Boost Coaching

I have really enjoyed my time with Boost Coaching so far; I feel I have developed as an athlete, and made some great friends in the process. Thanks Andrew!