ROBURT TRANTER, B.Kin, B.Ed, Masters Thesis (Ex.Nut/Metab.)
Fitness Director / Physiology Teacher
Triathlon CoachElite Athlete
Rob Tranter (36) from London, Ontario is an OCT (Ontario College of Teachers) certified teacher (10 years) with an honours specialist in exercise science, additional qualifications in special education and a masters thesis in exercise nutrition and metabolism. He has experience teaching enriched science, physical education, biology and he founded the Massey S.S. exercise science club. Rob is a full-time College Assistant Director responsible for staff development, and teaching lower limb and neuromuscular anatomy and physiology to London's top massage therapy program.
In 2012 he coached 5 college athletes to excel in the London Honda running series and Spartan obstacle races. In July 2012, Rob and a top student obtained "Distiction" (90%+) and "Honours" (80%+) in the UFT (Ultra Fitness Test) for screening and fitness appraisal of his students and athletes. This test extrapolates performance incorporating all 7 primal movements and the 4 bio-energetic pathways: push-ups, pull-ups, 400m lunge, mile run, standing long jump, bench press (100% BW), squat (150% BW), seated row (100% BW), power clean (100% BW) and plank. 18 students attained 3 certifications in a research intensive fitness curriculum; 3 of these students (J. Clark, S. Santos and C. Pelacek) attained distinction in the classroom and workplace.
As a PTS (Personal Training Specialist) PROtrainer (PT certification educator) Rob has worked in large fitness organizations since 2000, but recently founded Tranter Triathlon Coaching© serving high-performance triathletes and ultra-runners. Ask Rob for a free functional threshold power analysis (cycling), running technical analysis or functional movement screening. He is experienced with the delivery of rehabilitation programs as a Kinesiologist having assisted national track athletes (Athletics Canada Nationals, 2007), and a multiple-time Olympian (Figure Skating: Tessa Virtue). As an NWS (Nutrition and Wellness Specialist) PROtrainer and a TPI Psychological Skills Coach, mental health and performance is the core of Rob’s philosophy, strongly exhibited in his recent Ironman and 6th place national ranking "50-mile trail". He used PST (Psychological Skills Training) to enable a 60-year old woman to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro (March 2012) and enable an athlete to finish the Ironman exceptionally strong training an average of 1 hour / day on the TQTP (Tranter Quality Time Program) .
Rob Tranter is a NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) coach in Canoe/Kayak, Track and Field and Triathlon. Since 1999, he has coached athletes to Junior Canoe/Kayak Nationals (K2 500m: M. Mroz, A. Frackowski), and track/cross-country runners to regional titles (Windsor, ON). He was the Director of the 2006 Personal Best Florida Triathlon Training Camp, at which he managed 5 coaches and coached 26 athletes (13 – 68 years old) to Junior National Triathlon titles (A. Yorke and C. Hammond), National Duathlon titles (L. Sanders) and helping others excel at the Ironman. Currently, 3 Tranter Triathletes are personally coached in the "Personal Best" program.
As a researcher (Advisor: Dr. P.W.R. Lemon, Western U, 2001), Rob measured the impact that a nutritional supplement had on cycling performance. Despite a .62 kg (1.36 lbs) gain in body weight (from 5 days of creatine supplementation), 20k TT cycling time decreased by 1.5 minutes (average power +13 watts, peak power +60 watts). In 2011 Rob measured (field testing) how various training and equipment scenarios affected performance. The result of this ongoing learning created the TQTP allowing you time to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle and reach beyond your expectations. As a new father, Rob uses running as transport to/from work, modeling time management for endurance athletes. Rob knows the best teachers, coaches and trainers practice what the teach as they continue to research, learn and thrive WITH the athlete.
2012 - 2013 Athletics Canada Ultra-Trail Team Qualifiers
- July 7, 2012 – Athletics Canada "Creemore Vertical Challenge 50k", Creemore, ON - 2nd overall, 4:12h
- September 9, 2012 – London Honda "Springbank 21.1k", London, ON - 3rd AG, 1:19
- October 20, 2012 - Chicago "DPR Trail 50-miler" (50.3mi), Lincolnshire, IL - 5th overall, 6:47h
- June 22, 2013 - Athletics Canada "50k Provincial Championships", Creemore, ON. Goal: Course Record
- July 27, 2013 - The North Face Mid-west 50-mile Trail Championships, Madison, WI. Goal: 6h
- November 2, 2013 - Chicago "50/50" (50-mile), Chicago, IL - Goal: Qualify for the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Career Highlights (Sports: Triathlon and Running)
- Quadrathlon: World Cup Champion 1999 & 3x nationals podium
- Triathlon: 5th place Ironman 2011 (1st Cdn, 1st AG) & 3rd 1990 nationals
- Duathlon: 2nd place elite 2011 Kingston duathlon
- Swimming: Western University captain 1999 / open water mile swim champion 2000 (15:24 ~ 1350m)
- Kayaking: 6th (1st Cdn.) elite 2008 USA nationals – marathon kayaking (25k)
- Cycling: 40k ITT champion (57:07) Windsor 2004, 20k ITT (PB 27:58) Leamington 2006
- Running: 4th (1st Cdn.) 800m USA masters nationals, 5k 16:04 (CNE 1999), 15k 51:39 @ 3:27/km (MSNR 2007)
2011 TQTP Testing Events (Goal: Ironman triathlon)
- Half Ironman (4:48) Welland, ON- 2k swim 35m / 90k bike 2.5h (w/o aerobars) / 21k run 1.5h
- Kingston Duathlon: Kingston, ON- 2nd place elite male (TQTP: 1hr/day)
- 10k run (35:47): Cobourg, ON- 4th place
- 5k run (17:05): London, ON- 3rd place
- 10k run (16:40 5k): Guelph, ON- 8th place
- IRONMAN: 1st Cdn.(10:50 on TQTP: 1hr/day) Clermont, FL- 3.8k swim 64m / 180k bike 6h / 42.2k run 3.5h