Tanja is a full time triathlon coach with a MSc degree in Sports & Exercise Science from Birmingham University. She worked as a senior project manager in Pharmaceutical Exhibitions before becoming a professional Triathlete. She competed in 2 European Championships and went on to compete as an elite professional cyclist in 2 world championships also winning a stage of the Women’s Tour de France. Her father was diagnosed in 2004 with Pancreatic Cancer and after 2 years of treatment he survived for a further 13 years until he was diagnosed again and sadly passed away. As chairman of the board at Pancreatic Cancer UK, he helped to move the charity forwards, raise more awareness of the disease in parliament, and help other patients in their fight to beat cancer. He continued to exercise during and post treatment and gained selection to represent GB in age group triathlon and rode from London to Krakow.