1 hr 9 min

Running for the Animals | Marathon Runner Fiona Oakes The Proof with Simon Hill

    • Nutrition

In Episode #16, I spoke to Fiona Oakes about her path to becoming a marathon runner with three world records despite losing her kneecap (patella) to an illness when she was 17. For me, the really fascinating thing about Fiona’s story is that, despite growing up in a nonvegetarian family, she chose to eat a vegetarian diet at 3 years old and a completely plant-based diet by age 6 due to her love for all animals. After finishing school and working in an office job in London, she eventually started up an animal sanctuary in Essex that still exists today and provides a loving home to over 400 animals.
 
Fiona is passionate about raising awareness of animal cruelty and showing the world that veganism is both a compassionate and a healthy way to live that can fuel amazing athletic performance. In this episode, we covered Fiona’s conscious decision not to eat animal products at such an early age and how she was ‘different’ to many of her peers growing up. We also discussed her early career in London, how the animal sanctuary came to life, and her typical routine at the sanctuary. You’ll also find out about her marathon training and diet. Connect with Fiona on Instagram: @oakes.fiona.
  
Enjoy, friends.
 
Simon

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Simon Hill, Msc, Bsc (Hons) 
Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill 
Author of The Proof is in the Plants 
Watch the episodes on YouTube, or Listen on Apple/Spotify 
Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook 
Download my complimentary two week meal plan and high protein plant performance recipe book. 

In Episode #16, I spoke to Fiona Oakes about her path to becoming a marathon runner with three world records despite losing her kneecap (patella) to an illness when she was 17. For me, the really fascinating thing about Fiona’s story is that, despite growing up in a nonvegetarian family, she chose to eat a vegetarian diet at 3 years old and a completely plant-based diet by age 6 due to her love for all animals. After finishing school and working in an office job in London, she eventually started up an animal sanctuary in Essex that still exists today and provides a loving home to over 400 animals.
 
Fiona is passionate about raising awareness of animal cruelty and showing the world that veganism is both a compassionate and a healthy way to live that can fuel amazing athletic performance. In this episode, we covered Fiona’s conscious decision not to eat animal products at such an early age and how she was ‘different’ to many of her peers growing up. We also discussed her early career in London, how the animal sanctuary came to life, and her typical routine at the sanctuary. You’ll also find out about her marathon training and diet. Connect with Fiona on Instagram: @oakes.fiona.
  
Enjoy, friends.
 
Simon

Want to support the show? 
The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends. 

Simon Hill, Msc, Bsc (Hons) 
Creator of theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill 
Author of The Proof is in the Plants 
Watch the episodes on YouTube, or Listen on Apple/Spotify 
Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook 
Download my complimentary two week meal plan and high protein plant performance recipe book. 

1 hr 9 min