MEET THE COACH
HEAD COACH & FOUNDER OF APEX RISES
Hello, I am Claude Truter
My running started when I was 8 years old and I have not stopped since that moment on. I love running in all its forms. I started, like most youths, running track and cross country. I enjoy the mental and physical side, as well as challenging and pushing myself, to discover my limits. So far, it has been an amazing journey and I learn and grow every day. I have been running for over 25 years, and I started coaching a couple of years ago as a way to give back. I have a great passion to help people, whether it is with running or in life. I have experience working with teens, students and adults, from beginners to experienced runners. I am a business owner who is married with 3 children. Therefore, I know all about the importance of balance needed in training, family and work.
As an athlete
On the track is where it all began, and by the age of 16, I had run my first 10km road race and competed at provincial level. I did plenty of road running and enjoyed the speed until I learned about this ‘thing’ called trail running. I did my first trail race 6 years ago and just fell in love. I have competed in many trail races, from short to ultra distances and multi-day adventures in the mountains. I just love the community and sharing the trails with like-minded runners. The best part is that I am still learning and growing each day.