Tom Pickering talks Running On Plants and the release of his film I Could Never Go Vegan
Vegan Fitness Runner
by Laura Briggs
1M ago
Filmmaker Tom Pickering is founder of the Running On Plants initiative, which encourages people to move while maintaining a plant-based diet - the idea is to promote a compassionate and cruelty-free lifestyle, which also benefits our own health. As a lifelong vegetarian and vegan, Tom has never eaten meat, and in his latest film I Could Never Go Vegan, which premiers this March (2024), he explores the reasons behind people's reluctance to go vegan. He talks to some of the most influential vegans and athletes, and goes undercover to witness the truth behind where our meat comes from. It will be ..read more
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Back of the Pack Running with vegan runner Fiona Brennan
Vegan Fitness Runner
by Laura Briggs
2M ago
Content creator, runner, vegan and mum, Fiona Brennan celebrates being a "slow" runner and we talk about life at the back of the pack. We discuss how a DNA test revealed that she is built more for endurance than speed and how that revelation has completely changed her outlook. From the community of Park Run, to finding a run that suits your style, we talk about how running can be an escape from the day to day drudgery, or a place to just have a laugh with friends. We also talk about how since becoming a vegan Fiona has never felt healthier, and how she has her sights set on a marathon in Franc ..read more
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Editor of Vegan Food and Living Magazine Holly Johnson talks running, eating, and air fryers
Vegan Fitness Runner
by Laura Briggs
3M ago
Holly Johnson is the editor of the UK's only in-print vegan magazine and host of the Simply Vegan podcast. In this episode we talk about what the turning points are to going vegan, how to talk about veganism with children and how finding a job that aligns with your values is important. Holly is a great cook too and we talk about favourite things to eat and the joys of an air fryer - she really does love an air fryer! Running is a big part of Holly's life and she is a member of the Vegan Runners. You can find out more about Holly's work at www.veganfoodandliving.com and The Simply Vegan Podcast ..read more
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Professor and Athlete Ben Garrod and the Science of Running
Vegan Fitness Runner
by Laura Briggs
3M ago
Long-distance athlete and evolutionary biologist Professor Ben Garrod is fresh off tour and takes the time to chat to me about our time on the Dragon's Back Race and the science behind running. Ben has spent six years in Africa, Madagascar, the Caribbean and even been a tour guide in The Arctic, but he still loves running around his hometown of Bristol. We discuss night running and how it differs for men and women, the camaraderie you get from a multi-day event,  and what drives us to challenge ourselves. He talks about how saving the life of a Nile monitor lizard stopped him wanting to e ..read more
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Female-friendly running and mummy blogging with Cardiff's Cathryn Scott
Vegan Fitness Runner
by Laura Briggs
4M ago
Cathryn Scott, aka Cardiff Mummy Says, is a successful mummy blogger who loves running and has recently been bitten by the ultra bug. Noticing a lack of female-only running groups in her city, Cathryn was instrumental in setting up the club She Runs: Cardiff, where women can feel safe and find enjoyment running together. She's been a vegan for five years, about the same time she got into running, and with three children of her own she's smashing it by juggling family time with her passion for running. Cathryn talks to me about how important it is for mums to find their own time and demonstrate ..read more
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Ultra hero Damian Hall and running with a conscience
Vegan Fitness Runner
by Laura Briggs
8M ago
Damian Hall, Green Runner, author of We Can't Run Away From This, winter Spine Race winner 2023, Barkley Marathon's four-looper. This ultra-hero continues to compete in the world's most top level events, and all while flying the flag for the environment and saving the planet ..read more
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Ultra running across the world with Nicky Chrascina
Vegan Fitness Runner
by Laura Briggs
8M ago
Nicky Chrascina has run more miles than anyone else to claim her place in the 100 mile club, and continues to run ultras spanning across the world, from the Marathon Des Sables, to the more recent Mustang Ultra in Nepal.  She's also the founder of activewear company Flanci, and supports people from all backgrounds to try an ultra marathon ..read more
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Visions of emus and the National Running Show with Mike Seaman
Vegan Fitness Runner
by Laura Briggs
9M ago
He's the brains behind the National Running Show with his company Raccoon Events, where he brings together not only some of the best runners in the world, but creates a community for everybody who enjoys running. He's run 100-milers, had visions of emus, and come up with challenges like the Indoor Relay - all to give people reasons to come together through running. One of the sport's true nice guys, Mike Seaman talks about how the Run Show came to be, the reasons he runs, and why we should all be getting outdoors ..read more
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Tunnels, bridges, and barefoot running with Vic Owens
Vegan Fitness Runner
by Laura Briggs
9M ago
Vic Owens, aka The Happy Runner, is the fastest person to complete the Monarch's Way, has tackled Cobain Events' The Tunnel three times, taken on The Bridge Ultra, run more than 30 miles on her drive and 60 miles around her back garden, and does it all wearing no shoes. This barefoot, vegan runner, has the mental strength most of us can only dream of - and she's even trained herself out of hallucinations. Mind you, she lets on that her biggest fear is water. Even the toughest among us get scared. Listen as I ask Vic about all these challenges, and learn why her son was the reason for her to go ..read more
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Breaking Down Barriers with Dragon's Back Race Director Shane Ohly
Vegan Fitness Runner
by Laura Briggs
10M ago
With an events company putting on some epic multi-day events, including the so-called "Toughest Mountain Race in the World"- the Dragon's Back Race, Shane Ohly, owner of Ourea Events talks about encouraging female participation, and levelling the playing field for women runners.  He also talks about prepping for challenges like DBR, and encouragingly talks about how a positive mindset can really get you further than you ever thought.  I ask him for some training tips to get me to the start line, and he gives some great suggestions for 2023 Dragons and anyone thinking of entering in t ..read more
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