Gemma Hillier-Moses – Coach
We are proud to have on board our coaching team, the inspirational Gemma Hillier-Moses. Gemma is an England International Athlete, a UKA Qualified Coach, a Level 3 Personal Trainer, a Level 4 Cancer Rehab Specialist and an exercise referral specialist . Gemma is also the founder of her own charity; MOVE Charity, which supports children and young people living with cancer, through the power of sport and physical activity.
Gemma became a fully qualified UKA Coach in 2005. She has led on the Star Track Athletics Coaching Camps and was part of a team of coaches who helped bring sports coaching to disadvantaged children in Nigeria. Gemma also studied at Loughborough University where she received a BSc in Sport Science. She went onto work for Nike and continued to pursue her own running career as well as helping to coach local marathon runners.
In 2012 Gemma was diagnosed with stage 3 Burkhitts Lymphoma, a rare form of cancer. She spent the majority of 2012 fighting the disease and used exercise, particularly running, as her control mechanism. In 2013 Gemma went into remission and true to her beliefs, headed straight back into training. She amazingly went onto run personal bests over 1500m, 3000m, 5km, 10km and Half Marathon. Not only this she has represented England on both the track as well as the road and has won numerous national titles with Charnwood Athletics Club.
After her experience with cancer, Gemma was inspired to setup MOVE charity; www.movecharity.org Gemma wanted to provide a service to children and young people, which the NHS simply can’t provide. She has worked with hundreds of children and young people across the UK and co-founded the initiative ‘5km Your Way – MOVE Against Cancer’ which has been incorporated into local Park Run’s across the UK on the last Saturday of every month. She is an inspirational person and we are proud to have her as part of the team.