John Barrett


Coaching Highlights

•       Ironman Certified Coach

•       Premier Global Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist

•       Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutrition Certified

•       Training Peaks Certified

•       Plant based coaching

Personal highlights

•       Wins at AG Middle Distance, Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons

•       Ironman and multiple 70.3 Finisher

•       Plant based athlete (6 years)

  • Retired British Army Commando

As a British Army Commando, Johns competitive sporting background highlights were varied; Junior Army Tetrathlon Champion, representing the British Army Cross Country Team, downhill ski racing and securing a half marathon pb of 1:12:21.  Since choosing to focus on Triathlon in his early 40s, John has completed Ironman events (full and half distance) finishing top 5% in his age group at 70.3, with wins in Age Group events at Middle Distance, Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons.  John offers coaching to both plant-based athletes and those with the more traditional approach to nutrition.

Meet John

My primary focus as your coach is to support you in achieving your goals, be that completing your first sprint triathlon for charity or achieving qualification to Ironman World Championship events. I look to work with you to integrate the training required into already busy lives to secure your best performance. I recognise that each athlete has individual needs which can extend past the technical swim, bike, run components of our sport, to the fundamentals of nutrition, fuelling and hydration with a strong focus on recovery. If that sounds ‘fluffy’, know that a military background has instilled in me the determination and discipline to get the absolute best from my athletes. Coupled with your consistency and application to training, we will reach your goals together!

I live with my partner Emma on the Isle of Man and am currently a full-time athlete. Whilst relatively new to Triathlon coaching, I have been a teacher and coach in a variety of disciplines and have been advising and supporting plant based / vegan athletes for a number of years.

John is racing twice (Covid willing) in the UK in a couple of months :

Dorney Lake Windsor Olympic distance – Sunday 1st August. LINK HERE

Bedford Olympic distance – Sunday 8th August LINK HERE


What People Say

"I love the fact everybody’s on a similar journey we’re just at different stages in that journey. The experienced / talented guys helping us newbies along.

I very much appreciate all your support and guidance. I’ve had so many firsts in my first month. I’m on a huge learning curve. Thank you for your patience.

I’ve put more time into my training this month – yet feel fresher and stronger as a result of reducing the intensity and running in HR zones. I believe that is going to make my summer events more achievable / enjoyable.

So in short TTT and your coaching meets and exceeds my expectations. It is the perfect antidote to lockdown. I’ve set myself some extreme goals in Triathlon and my friends and family think I’m a bit mad. So finding others doing a similar thing has been really important to me – and is giving me a course and a belief to achieve those goals.

Looking forward to getting out on the roads and see how much I’ve improved from last year. ."