Tanya Houghton is a certified professional coach to athletes in the sport of Triathlon, Cycling and Running. She works with the beginner through the advanced athlete. Tanya’s performance training is unique and ambitious – she concentrates on quality verses quantity; emphasizing variety and promoting exercise efficiency. She can provide expert coaching with form/technique, stroke analysis, base building, pace training, strength training, proper nutrition, mental training, goal planning and race planning and evaluation. Tanya believes consistency, recovery, and the right attitude are the keys to success. Whether training for your first half-marathon or an Ironman, Tanya can help you achieve your goals and set a new PR.
Tanya is a relative newcomer to the sport of Triathlon, but her preparation and determination have served her well. She raced her first triathlon in the summer of 2008 and surprised herself by winning 3rdplace overall female. That experience immediately hooked her to the sport, and she continued to compete and climb the rankings, ending her first full season of racing in 2009 winning her age group in the North Carolina Triathlon Series, placing 1st Female Overall in the TrySports Triathlon Series, 18th position age group in the world (USAT rankings) and earning the title of All American with Honors. To top the season off she finished her first Ironman in Florida at 10:22:29, placing her 2nd place age group and 7th place overall non-professional. This earned her a slot to the 2010 Ironman World Championships Kona, Hawaii.
In 2010 she continued to build on her previous accomplishments, winning the Open Masters title for the Inside/Out Sports North Carolina Triathlon Series and 8th place age group finish at Ironman World Championships Kona, HI with a time of 10:44:55. She then went on to compete in Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater FL. winning a 3rd place podium finish at 4:44:22.
For 2011, Tanya’s biggest race was Ironman Texas finishing 2nd ag, 5th overall female ag and placing in the top 3% of the field. Qualifing for Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI. Ironman Muncie 70.3, winning her ag,5th overall ag and placing in the top 3% of the field. Ironman Timberman 70.3 placing in the top 2% of the field which rounded up her 3 qualifing races for her professional qualification. You can see her results, like a 4:29:33 at the Gator Half Triathalon, on Athlinks.com
Tanya became a coach to share her passion for the sport with others. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete trying to set a new PR, let Tanya’s winning approach help you achieve your goals.
USA Triathlon (USAT) Certified Level 1 coach
USA Cycling (USAC) Certified Level 3 coach
US Track and Field (USATF) Certified Level 1 coach