Africa Marathons Physio - Gemma Oates

Gemma Oates

Africa Marathons Physiotherapist


Born in the UK, Gemma has spent most of her life running. Her love for the sport began as a teenager and she hasn't stopped since. This passion led her to train as a Physiotherapist and she has worked in this profession in the UK for 15 years, both in the NHS and the private sector. Soon after starting her career as a Physiotherapist she specialised in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and during this time she treated numerous runners. As a runner herself she full understands how frustrating injuries are and she loves to help runners not only recover from them but to help reduce the risk getting injuries in the first place too.

Last year Gemma moved to sunny South Africa and is so enjoying it. She has been fully involved with running there and joined a local running club in Durban. She has taken part in numerous running events out there, including two of our races, the Two Oceans Half Marathon, and the Cape Town Marathon 10km, both of which she loved. Since her move to South Africa she has set up her own running and physiotherapy website, The Runner Physio where she writes articles to help runners stay healthy and get the best out of their training.

As we host a number of trips to South Africa, we couldn’t think of a better person to have onboard the Africa Marathons team as our Physiotherapist. Gemma will be using her knowledge to write articles for us and she will be at our races to support runners. If you would like follow her running adventures in South Africa and get her tips on injury prevention, exercises and much more, you can follow her on her Instagram page @therunnerphysio or click through to her website, The Runner Physio.

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Race Stories

November 20, 2020

Plyometric Exercises for Runners

Muscles and tendons have the ability to be able to store energy and then to use it for power and […]
October 5, 2020

How to Reduce the Risk of Injury while Training for a Marathon

If you are about to take on training for a marathon, congratulations! Nothing beats the feeling when you cross that […]
January 15, 2020

Strength Training for Runners

By Gemma Oates, Africa Marathons team member & Physiotherapist. As a Physiotherapist and a runner myself, I am aware of […]

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It's official - the iconic and beautiful Two Oceans Marathon will take place on Easter weekend, 16 & 17 April 2022! 🥳🏃‍♀️🏃
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Join us for the Sierra Leone Marathon in 2022!
After a two year Covid induced hiatus, we are so excited to announce the Sierra Leone Marathon is officially back! 🥳 The race date is Sunday 5 June 2022.
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What a great @ctmarathon 2021 weekend!! 🥳🏆🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Both tactical & records being broken. See the full review here and in our bio 👉👆https://www.africamarathons.com/a-hugely-successful-cape-town-marathon-2021/
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We can't wait to see you all in 2022. If you want to join team Africa Marathons (official international travel partner to Cape Town Marathon), please get in contact 👇
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What an exciting @ctmarathon 2021! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️Well done to South Africa's Stephen Mokoka 🇿🇦 who won the men's race in 2:09:58, as well as Kenya's Lydia Simiyu 🇰🇪 who won the ladies race in 2:25:41 🏆 One of SA's favourite ladies @gerdarun  came in a very respectable 4th position less than one minute behind Lydia 👏👏
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Great to see so many runners out on the road again after such a long wait 🤩🥳
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We simply can't wait for next year's event which is poised to be bigger and better! To secure your entry and so much more with team Africa Marathons, get in touch with us 👇
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Time to celebrate! It's @ctmarathon weekend! 🥳🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏆 We cannot wait to see everyone out on the roads on Sunday! 👏
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If you missed out on entering this year or just couldn't get to South Africa due to Covid travel restrictions, don't worry, as @ctmarathon 2022 is going to be epic and Africa Marathons will be there in full force celebrating the fact that this marathon is a @wmmajors candidate race 🤩🥳
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