Ellie’s Sporting Achievements
I am widely qualified and experienced within the fitness industry and I also compete at a high level so I know at first-hand what it’s like to set demanding goals and achieve them.
What really drives me, though, is going the extra mile to help others reach their goals — and then go on to set new ones.
From an early age, I’ve always enjoyed the health and social benefits of exercise and I played netball to a high standard through school, college and university. Then I discovered running — and also discovered I was good at it! As an elite runner I’ve achieved a personal best marathon time of 3hrs7minutes (Amsterdam, 2009) and half-marathon PB of 1hr23minutes (Reading 2015).
Now I focus on triathlon and duathlon and am proud to be a GB age group competitor, and even more proud to have won silver at the 2013 ITU World Standard Distance Duathlon Championships, bronze at the 2013 National Duathlon Championships and bronze at the 2015 ETU European Sprint Distance Duathlon Championships just 10 months after the birth of our first child and whilst 5 weeks pregnant with twins!
Before launching Barnes Fitness in 2010, I worked as a corporate PA for five years and you can be assured that all those organisational skills aren’t going to waste!
"Ellie and Ian run a very impressive, professional business. They're both outstanding coaches — without Ellie I doubt I'd have ticked a half-Ironman off my list! — and they're also accomplished event organisers. I've both competed and marshalled at Barnes Fitness events, and their attention to detail — always the key to a well-run race — really is second to none. Above all, they love what they do and their enthusiasm is completely irresistible!"
Eugenie Verney, Half Ironman, Ascot