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Vegan ultramarathoner and animal hero Fiona Oakes to speak at VegfestUK Brighton & Bristol 2018

Vegan ultramarathoner and animal hero Fiona Oakes to speak at VegfestUK Brighton & Bristol 2018

Exciting news as both of our Brighton and Bristol events will be joined by ultramarathoner, passionate vegan and animal lover Fiona Oakes, who will be giving a talk at each event.

 

Fiona Oakes is a true animal advocate having dedicated her entire life to the promotion of veganism and animal welfare issues beginning age 3 when she became a self inspired vegetarian progressing towards veganism age 6 years..  She is a Triple Guinness World Record holder – records she set in 2013 being the fastest woman to run a Marathon on every Continent and the North Pole subsequently re-breaking 2 of these records in 2014. 

 

Fiona runs purely to promote and showcase the benefits of a vegan lifestyle in a positive and proactive way and to silence the doubters, myths and misconceptions surrounding plant-based living working in harmony with sporting excellence.  She is also an Elite Marathoner having won numerous Marathons and placed in 2 of the World’s Major Marathon Series with a PB of 2hrs 38 minutes and a highly accomplished ‘ultra’ athlete having completed the notorious Marathon des Sables – often described as the ‘toughest footrace on the planet’ – 3 times.

Fiona Oakes won the “Best Vegan Athletes” category in the VegfestUK Awards 2016

 

A retained Fire Fighter and accomplished and highly acclaimed public speaker, Fiona always considers her primary role and vocation in life to be sustaining and growing her animal Sanctuary, Towerhill Stables, which she started over 21 years ago. The Sanctuary is run on an entirely not for profit basis and provides a forever home and Sanctuary to over 400 animals rescued from many dire situations including abuse, cruelty, neglect and exploitation.  Currently she is the subject of the Documentary – Running for Good – being made by Cowspiracy and What the Health Director, Keegan Kuhn the filming of which both at home in the Sanctuary and abroad racing, has taken up much of Fiona’s ‘spare’ time during 2017. 

Despite all this, Fiona isn’t slowing down and is currently planning her next extreme running challenges for next year in conjunction with the promotion of Keegan’s film and the launch of the Documentary – The Game Changers – in which Fiona is also featured.  All these projects are factored in whilst caring for her beloved animals at the Sanctuary in conjunction with attempting to educate and illustrate the benefits of veganism to as wide and varied audience as possible. 

More information about Fiona’s work and life can be found at the links below:

www.facebook.com/fionaoakes 
www.facebook.com/towerhillstables 
www.fionaoakesfoundation.co.uk 
www.towerhillstables.com 
www.twitter.com/towerhillstable 
www.twitter.com/marathonfiend 
www.instagram.com/towerhillstables 
www.instgram.com/oakes.fiona 

 

Full titles and descriptions of Fiona’s talks at VegfestUK Brighton & Bristol 2018 will be revealed in due course before the events.

 

More about VegfestUK Brighton 2018

VegfestUK Brighton returns to the Brighton Centre on March 24th 25th 2018. The festival consists of around 230 stalls including 19 globally inspired food caterers, plus The FxEctive Factor vegan talent contest on Saturday (with a section for musicians and a section for activists), a Veganuary “class of 2018” reunion party on Sunday, on top of The Vegan Academy, talks on Plant-Based Diets: Optimum Health, talks on Plant-Based Diets: Optimum Performance, a Vegan Comedy Festival, a Vegan Activists Corner, an Art Exhibition, Cookery Demos, a Mature Zone and Live Music. Advance tickets will go on sale from January 2018 at www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/tickets  

Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/475236116200375/ 

 

More about VegfestUK Bristol 2018

VegfestUK’s longest-running event in Bristol moves to the Ashton Gate stadium (home of Bristol City football and rugby clubs) on May Bank Holiday weekend May 26th 27th 2018. The event is set to experience a significant makeover from its previous outdoor guise, with an in-house restaurant serving 3-course vegan meals, an outdoor VegfestUK “fan village” with street food caterers and live music to complement the mix of around 220 stalls, talks, cookery demos during the day, followed by comedy, magicians and other entertainment in the evenings. Advance tickets will go on sale from January 2018 at www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/tickets

Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/713055975565881/ 

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