Fiona Oakes


Fiona Oakes is a vegan marathon runner (and also a firefighter and runs an animal sanctuary for over 400 animals): 

"I like to encourage people to think about veganism in a positive way. I try to break down stereotypes and myths attached to veganism by my actions. I am one of only 800 female fire-fighters in the UK - a job which people don't expect to see a female doing, let alone a vegan one. I run endurance events!” Fiona, vegan since her teens, not only runs marathons but partakes in extreme events! In 2013 she competed in the North Pole Marathon, in temperatures of -28 Centigrade.  She completed the event, won the women's race, came third to two male competitors and broke the women's course record by an amazing 45 minutes.

"Obviously, the health benefits of being vegan are written in stone but I honestly believe the most benefit to me being vegan is that I do not carry the burden of guilt that I would have to endure knowing that I abused others for my own benefit".