Lewis Moses started his running career at Darlington Harriers as a 12 year old after winning the Darlington Schools Cross Country, making a brief appearance at QRC before moving to Aycliffe Running Club to join Coach Paul Harker where he was coached by former runner and five time club champion Paul Harker before moving back to Darlington Harriers in 2008 as an U23 athlete.
With former coach Paul Harker (far right) and Miles Brown (Lewis’s uncle and Paul’s coach), Lewis and Paul and one with the group including chairman Robin Rutherford.
One for the calendar
In Durham Schools action
Back in club colours at the road relays
Lewis who was a middle distance specialist had some impressive results in his first year winning in both 800m and 1500m, representing England in the U23 Championships, following this up in 2009 with a superb 3:45:02 in Watford at BMC Nike Grand Prix bettering this in 2010 to 3:42.6 at the corresponding event a year later. Lewis continued his impressive form over the next two years in particular indoor where he competed in the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul 1500m and finishing 2nd in Vienna in the Indoor Classic when he had moved onto Loughborough Students and New Marske harrier and coached by former athlete John Nuttall.
Lewis being presented with club trophy from Mike McLeod for first club Senior home at the North Eastern XC.
Lewis representing GB in Istanbul, indoor season
Lewis digging in, in his 1500m race
TV star Lewis?
An early schools race with Lewis finishing 12th with other future stars such as Alistair Brownlee
High altitude training with Paula Radcliffe and Gemma Steel
Former Olympian John Nuttall centre, Hannah England 1500m Silver Medalist and Gemma Steel, Euro XC Champion
Lewis mixing with the locals in Shildon…..or maybe Kenya
Mo Farah smiles as Lewis is sent to Jail without collecting £200 or passing Go.
High altitude training in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Forget Coe Vs Ovett. Moses Vs Barman
Lewis’s wife Gemma (Hillier-Moses), an excellent runner in her own right, founded MOVE Charity in 2016 to provide people with support that she never received when she was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 24 in 2012. Lewis is now heavily involved with this charity and along with Gemma is hugely passionate about the benefits of exercise/movement both physically and mentally when living with and beyond cancer.
I’d encourage everyone reading this to take a look at this charity and get involved with any events you are able to. More information can be found on their website here
Lewis and Gemma at the Great North Run
What a difference a year makes
Running the Great North Run together as a training run…..in around 80 minutes!!
After Gemma’s treatment, trip to Table Mountain South Africa
Lewis, wife Gemma and family fighting Cancer together
Charity night for the Move Charity