Pippa Tanner

Tanner was born and raised in Kenya, and only recently moved to the UK. Having lived a very active outdoor life, her parents report that she would often be found chasing wild animals as a youngster – and on the odd occasion, be chased by wild animals! “It certainly taught me to be quick on my feet!” she jokes.

Having represented Kenya at Dressage and Show-jumping, she moved on to represent Avon County at Hockey before entering the world of endurance sport. Her first foray was in Mountain bike racing, but she then took a crack at triathlon in 2009. Seeing the growing popularity of X-terra, Tanner turned her attentions to the off-road disciplines, and in 2009, won all 3 of her races that she took part in. Her entry for Ironman Zurich in 2010 signals her first attempt at the ultimate distance event. “To be honest, the more mud there is, the merrier I am!” she quipped.

Pippa Tanner - Team Endurance member