Kazbegi Extreme

At Apex Rises, we pride ourselves on our dedication to our athletes. Their goals become our goals, and we strive to help them become the best athletes they can be while enjoying the process and having fun. We foster a strong sense of community, providing support and encouragement to each other.

Our focus is on guiding both novice and experienced athletes to reach their full potential. We use scientifically sound principles and create customized plans that account for each athlete’s unique goals and needs, whether they aim to complete their first 5K or their first ultra or triathlon. On the road or trails. As passionate athletes ourselves, it brings us great joy in seeing our athletes achieve their dreams and grow in the sport.

Bring your goal and let us guide you on the journey to achieving it. With consistency and commitment, you can go further than you ever imagined. Reach new horizons.
We are certified running coaches.
UESCA Ultra Running Coach, S10.Run Coach and
SAWFA Water Fitness Instructor


Coach Claude

Coach Claude

Hello, my name is Claude.
I am the founder and head coach of Apex Rises.
Running has been a part of my life for over 25 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 in life, by providing a holistic approach to their training.




Coach Alex

Coach Alex

Hi, I am Alex.
I am a highly experienced sales professional with over twenty years of experience. In addition to my professional pursuits, I am an avid runner with 7 years of experience, having completed multiple marathons and ultra-distance races. I am also a member of the coaching team, where I help amateur runners reach their goals and improve their performance. With my expertise, and personalized training plans, I help my athletes run with joy and help them set and achieve their running goals.



Coaching Services


All add-ons included

per month

Run Coaching

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

per month

If neither tier meets your needs please contact us directly and we can discuss changes/other options


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
I have become stronger, faster and wiser since Coach Claude Truter has taken me under his wing and guided me through my training programs, race prep, the races themselves, as well as my stresses and well-being. He has impacted my running greatly and therefore my life as well, as a huge percentage of it involves running, thinking about running and planning to run. I have achieved PBs for my 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km road races and completed two amazing, long-distance trail races in just over a year. This in itself is something to celebrate, however, learning more about myself and running as a sport, is what I am grateful for. Claude develops very specific and individualized training plans for me, based on my strengths and weaknesses, and aimed at my goals and races. My programs are specific and fun, and include a variety of workouts to ensure I remain strong and focused. He keeps a close eye on my training, my progress and me as an individual. I have met many other amazing runners through him and I'm so thankful for our worldwide running community. He taught me 3 most important must-haves: passion, determination and consistency. With these, self-belief and a little help from your friends, you can definitely reach your dreams and goals. I have become accountable and strive to do my very best in order to achieve the unimaginable.
Taryn Snyman

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