Kazbegi Extreme

At Apex Rises, we care about our athletes. Their goals become our goals, and we want our athletes to become the best athletes they can be while enjoying the process and having fun. 

Our focus is guiding novice and experienced athletes to reach their full potential. We create customised plans for each athlete’s unique goals and needs, whether they aim to complete their first 5K or ultra, on the road or trails. As passionate athletes ourselves, it brings us great joy to see our athletes reach their goals and dreams.

Bring your goal and let us guide you on achieving it. With consistency and commitment, you can go further than you ever imagined. Our coaches are also certified, with over 20 years of running experience.


Coaching Services


We keep it as simple as possible and our workout instructions are detailed and easily understood.  Programs are delivered to you using TrainingPeaks. 

Run Coaching

$ 70 per month



Hello, my name is Claude.
I am the founder and coach of Apex Rises Coaching.
Running has been a part of my life for over 20 years, starting when I was just 8 years old. I have a passion for running in all its forms, from track to ultra running and pushing myself mentally and physically to discover my limits.

As a coach, I began working with runners a few years ago as a way to give back and share my knowledge and experience. I hold multiple certifications and keep researching to give the best to my runners. I have had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to experienced runners.

I am a husband and father of three, so I understand the importance of balance in training, family, and work. My ultimate goal is to help my clients achieve their fullest potential in running and life, by providing a holistic approach to their training.


Claude was the one who introduced me to the world of trail running. Before that, I was training with another road running coach and what I lacked was an individual approach and focus on the mental side of things. Despite the remote principle of communication, I fully received what I had been missing before. Claude provides constant monitoring not only of your physical condition but also of how you feel mentally. Listens and changes the program if necessary. He has a lot of experience in the strength training of runners, I enjoyed every plyometric workout that was in my plan. I highly appreciate Claude's work, because regardless of whether you have fulfilled your plan or achieved your goal, you can always count on help in working on mistakes and support in any situation in which you find yourself on your running journey.
Rostislav Morozov
Before working with Claude trail running felt intimidating. Now, I find joy, passion, and determination in it. Claude taught me the techniques and nuances of trail running, and I even helped me discover a love for climbing. Claude created a training plan that was customized to my strengths and weaknesses, making it both challenging and rewarding. Through this training, I gained a deeper appreciation for the importance of passion, determination, and consistency in trail running. Now, running is more than just exercise for me. It's a way push my limits, and grow. Overall, this coaching experience has been about much more than just running. It's been a journey of pushing limits, and realizing that with the right guidance and mindset, anything is possible, even enjoying climbing a slippery uphill under pouring rain
Trail Running
Egor Shesternin