rutherford appleton laboratories harwell, didcot

If a job's worth doing... give it to Ellie and Ian at Barnes Fitness. They organised today's first ever Rutherford Appleton Running Event (R.A.R.E.) and it was awesome. In fact Brilliant And Really Nice, Everyone Said (B.A.R.N.E.S.).

eugenie verney half ironman, ascot

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...

DAVID DYER gb age group Duathlete, woodley

My GB Age Group Triathlon vest was all a result of entering the Dinton Duathlon last year having picked up a flyer at Woodley Parkrun one Saturday morning, then inspired to try for GB after reading Ellie Barnes' Fitness blog.

rosie hampshire

Absolutely convinced I wouldn’t have had the confidence in my ability – or indeed the overall fitness to do to cycle 200 miles in 24 hours and still feel relatively OK – without your programme which worked so well for me – thank you.

Jen ascot

Wow, I still can’t believe I did the Great North Run, a “real” half marathon. Ellie managed to take me from 5k to 13 miles all by email. Amazing, having a personalised daily target to achieve and someone interested in the results! Thank you.

alison millar reading

Just to say thanks for another set of challenging Run Club sessions. Ellie and Ian are both brilliant motivators and a great inspiration in so many ways. In fact you are sooo good that I fear me and my mates will be coming back for more for a long time to come. Apologies in advance.

natalie clark wokingham

I absolutely love Ellie’s circuit classes. I’d never really done anything like this before, so it was great to be able to go along and feel so at ease trying out new exercises I’d never even heard of! The class is so friendly, we end up having fun while working really hard. I never thought it would enjoy it so much.

katie gumbrell reading

Ellie’s circuit training sessions are awesome. I run to keep fit and circuit training complements it perfectly. I work harder than I ever thought I could, but to my own limits, with Ellie encouraging me all the way. I can’t believe what I can lift, let alone exercise with! You’re a magician!

Dan O’Shaus reading

Working with you has enabled me to understand how to structure my training sessions and enabled me to understand how far I can actually push myself. With this help I have managed to PB in all areas including 21:57 for 5k and 46:25 for 10K.”

Phill Robinson windsor

Whilst I had always run on my own, I had little experience of a proper training regime to get me through. A friend recommended Ellie and she’s been an unbelievable coach. Throughout a truly awful winter Ellie has been there, providing training, support, advice and guidance.