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About Ultra Trail Coaching

Ultra Trail Coaching gets you to your goal event in your fittest, happiest and healthiest possible state.

Karel Sabbe
Ultra Trail Coaching offers you
  • Personalized, dynamic training schedules for your ultra event.
  • Smart workouts, optimizing your available training time.
  • Tutorials on injury prevention, strength training, core stability.
  • Ultra-trail running specific advice and clinics.
We’re your perfect companion to your successful ultra-trail event.

Our Platform

Your coach

Karel Sabbe has run dozens of ultramarathons and is the current speed record holder for the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail. He was last man standing in the 2019 Barkley Marathons.

Running thousands of miles, Karel has made just about every possible ultra trail running mistake. He created the Ultra Trail Coaching platform to prevent you from making the same mistakes, and get you to your race in your fittest, healthiest and happiest possible state!

Pacific Crest Trail

In 2016 Karel set the speed record on the 4300km long Pacific Crest Trail. Averaging over 80km a day he ran from Mexico to Canada in a record time of 52 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes.

Pacific Crest Trail
Speed record
2016

Appalachian Trail

2 years after the Pacific Crest Trail, Karel tackled the Appalachian Trail, breaking the speed record by over 4 days, running the trail over 5 days faster than Scott Jurek and over 4 days faster than Karl Meltzer. He averaged 86km a day and was the first to complete the trail in under 6 weeks.

Appalachian Trail
Speed record
2018

Barkley Marathons

In 2019, Karel decided to have a go at one of the hardest races of the world: the infamous Barkley Marathons, with only 15 finishers in 35 years time. While Karel wasn’t able to finish the race, he did end up being last man standing on his first attempt. Watch the documentary here:

Barkley Marathons
Last man standing
2019

Best in class tutorials

You will gain access to multiple tutorials covering several domains, tailored specificly to ultrarunning.
  • The how and why of your evidence-based training approach explained.
  • Injury prevention exercises.
  • Strength training, core stability.
  • Expert tutorials *.
    • Running technique
      • Trail
      • Uphill
      • Downhill
    • Gear
    • Night Running
    • Sleep Deprivation
    • Foot Care
    • Nutrition
    • Hydration
    • Mental strength
    • Dealing with your environment
    • Race day approach
*: Expert tutorials are not included in the standard ultra-trail coaching plan.

Coaching plans

We offer a coaching plan for all types of ultra runners, whether you're new to ultra running or are already a seasoned ultra runner. Find out our coaching plans below.
FOR SEASONED ULTRA TRAIL RUNNERS


Standard
35
per month
  • Personalized training schedules
  • Real-time schedule changes based on personal feedback and careful data analysis
  • Injury prevention, strength training and core stability tutorials
  • Your evidence-based training approach explained
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FOR RUNNERS NEW TO ULTRA TRAIL RUNNING OR SEASONED RUNNERS WHO WANT TO GAIN CONFIDENCE
Starter
45  35
per month
limited offer for early adopters
  • Personalized training schedules
  • Real-time schedule changes based on personal feedback and careful data analysis
  • Injury prevention, strength training and core stability tutorials
  • Your evidence-based training approach explained
  • Tutorials / Clinics