tanya bottomley

Athlete - Storyteller - Advocate - Coach

Welcome to Run Like Tanya. Happy, limitless and free is my moto. Here I share my adventures both on and off the trails. I aim to inspire, inform and raise awareness and share my story of overcoming domestic violence along the way. Every person deserves to be empowered to live their best life, I am, are you with me?


Check out my Athlete story including my latest challenges, my amazing sponsors and the races I represent.


A born Story-Teller and keen to share my story you will find inspiration, practical advice, product reviews, and more.


I am an Advocate, raising awareness around domestic violence and recovery for victims reclaiming their lives.


I am a Mindset Coach, helping women transform their lives with my proven system which helps them live their best lives.

Where to find Tanya

racing Mt Oxford Odyssey

21 June 22 – Keynote New Zealand Mountain Film Festival

17 November – Keynote Wanaka Library Outdoors Week

24 November 22 – In-store Speaker Further Faster

TBC  March 23 – Wanaka Skyline Circumnavigation

15 April 23 – Mt Oxford Odyssey, Mt Oxford

September 23 – Dragons Back Mountain Race, Wales

More keynote speaking engagements TBC

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a story of resilience

I first started to run when I was living in a destructive, abusive relationship. Running was my safe place, an area of my life that I could control. I ran from the pain, depression and anxiety, and I ran to feel powerful and strong. When I first started running it was with a grim determination, but what grew out of that was something much, much more, a love, a passion, a calling.

I found running at a super low point in my life and with and through running I have found a confidence, determination, strength and grit that I never knew I had. I also found friends, joy, nature and a new outlook on life.

Mine, like so many others, is a story of pain, horror and hardship. But it is also a story of love, hope and light. It is a story of resilience, grit and determination. I now run free and happy and limitless and that is the story I want to share.

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