Charlie Barnes


Charlie has always loved running, starting with track and field in high school and university and later running 5Km, 10Km and Marathon distances. Charlie’s first Try a Tri was at Milton in 1998, then sprint, Olympic and working up to a half Ironman in 2008 at Bracebridge. Charlie’s greatest thrill was competing in London UK in the World Triathlon in 2013, and placing 5th of 20 in his age group of 75 to 79!

Charlie loves training with the GTC and especially the positive, caring, competitive, focused and friendly attitude of the ‘young’ athletes. Charlie feels it is a great time to give back to the club, and welcome new members with his infectious spirit and personality.