Ultra Running Coach Elisabet Barnes.

Unleash the winner in you with record breaking ultra runner and ultra running coach Elisabet Barnes! Bespoke coaching, training plans, and webinars for ultra-marathons and high performance. Be coached by 2 x Marathon Des Sables winner Elisabet Barnes to maximise your potential. Everyone, no matter how fast or slow, can run an ultra marathon and have the mindset of a winner!

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Many people want to embark on an extreme running adventure but don't know where to begin.

As en experienced ultra running coach can help you make sense of it all and guide you through to your goal:

Take the guess work away with a coach

Accelerate your running results with an experienced ultra running coach. Maximise the chances of reaching your full potential with my proven system and expertise from many years as a running coach.

I care about the bigger picture

I don't just deliver a training plan. Together we make sure that it fits with your life, because training for an ultra marathon, marathon, or other running goal should be an enjoyable process.

I know all the keys to success

Running is only one part. Your mindset, equipment, nutrition, hydration, foot care etc. is just as important. My experience and expertise as a runner and ultra coach will help you avoid the pitfalls.

Highest coaching success rate in MDS?

I have coached runners for Marathon des Sables since 2015 so if you are looking for an MDS coach maybe I am right for you. In the "the toughest footrace on earth", nearly all of my clients have completed!

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About Your Ultra Running Coach.

I am probably most known for having won the gruelling 250km Marathon des Sables in the Sahara twice. Since I started running ultra-marathons in 2011 I have run in extreme environments all over the world, from hot arid deserts, via dense humid rainforests and to the thin air of the Himalayas. Now, as a coach, I focus on coaching runners of all abilities to reach their dreams and goals, and I also do life coaching.  I look at life as a never ending opportunity for growth and learning and I continuously invest in my own personal and professional growth.

Coaching Clients Say

Just wanted to say a big Thank You. Can't put into words how much I appreciate what you have done, you are a very special person.


Thank you for spending time talking me through everything. I draw a huge amount of comfort and confidence from speaking with you.


I have absolutely loved being coached by you and this is the fittest I have ever been. My running has improved so much and I have enjoyed every single session.


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