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Descriptions - Talks Room 5

Vegan Athletes Summit - Talks Room 5

SATURDAY

12:00 - Leigh-Chantelle - Viva la Vegan the website & the Vegan Athletes Book (via Skype)

1:00 - Vegan Runners UK - The rise of the Vegan Runners' and how YOU can get involved

2:00 - Vegan Runners UK - Promoting Veganism, one stride at a time (workshops and Q&A)

3:00 - Deni Kirkova - How to become and stay fit, muscular and nourished on a vegan diet

4:00 - Carlos Barbon - Vegan & Natural Muscle building : Nutrition and training

5:00 - Dave Sheahan - Why Choosing Plant Power Gives Any Athlete The Edge Over Their Rival

 

SPEAKERS

12:00 - 12:45pm - Leigh-Chantelle - Viva la Vegan the website & the Vegan Athletes Book

Join Leigh-Chantelle via Skype from Australia, as she shares what she's learned from being vegan for almost 20 years, and running the much-loved vivalavegan.net website for over 10 years. This website has been the space for vegans and veg-curious, long before veganism was a trend, and focuses on positive education, information and vegan outreach. Leigh-Chantelle's latest vegan book (veganathletesbook.com) is a collection of interviews with over 100 vegan athletes, fitness fanatics and exercise enthusiasts from all over the world - a handful of them are also speaking and attending VegFestUK London! She will share some of what she learned from these inspiring vegans whilst compiling her popular book.

www.veganathletesbook.com

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1:00 - 1:45pm - Vegan Runners UK - The rise of the Vegan Runners' and how YOU can get involved

This talk covers the following:

- Brief history of Vegan Runners UK
- Growth of the club
- Its current structure (formal and informal)
- Emergence of local groups and how to set one up
- Future direction(s) of the club
- Ways to get involved.
- Current range of activities at national and local level (initiatives / activities)
- VRUK as a powerful promoter of Veganism (all-inclusive, non-confrontational)

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2:00 - 2:45pm - Vegan Runners UK - Promoting Veganism, one stride at a time

This 1 hour is divided into equal slots, with q&a session at end, topics include: barefoot running, raw food, weightless, ridding medical conditions and being new to running amongst others.

Sue Savva - How Vegan Runners UK transformed my health

Sue Savva, 44, is based in Essex and she has been vegan of 2.5 years for compassionate and ethical reasons, to save lives and the environment She discovered VRUK at Vegfest London 2 years ago, where she was inspired to learn to run, and she ate healthier after reading VRUK nutrition book, became energised, healthier, lost weight and with illnesses dramatically reduced.

 

Michael Foster - Transition to Barefoot Running and Superfoods

Michael the Barefoot Vegan. Talks through his interesting transition to Barefoot running and what Superfood got him started. Michael is sharing his story of how being plant based can improve your health and propel you to the finish line. The great feel of belonging to a national running club, that no matter what race you turn up at, there are likely to be other vegan runners to meet and form friendships.

 

Megan Malthouse - From 10 to 100 in one - Doing it the reverse way round

Megan Malthouse is a 17 year old vegan student from Hampshire who is working part time in vegan restaurant. In October 2015, Megan ran the Great South Run (10 miles). Less than a year later, age 17, she ran the 100km South Downs Challenge and was the 12th fastest female. People may doubt that a vegan diet can sustain the body during such an endurance event, but she has proved them wrong!

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3:00 - 3:45pm - Deni Kirkova - How to become and stay fit, muscular and nourished on a vegan diet

Champion Bikini Model, qualified Personal Trainer and ethical vegan journalist Deni Kirkova dropped 20lbs of body fat in 20 weeks - taking her from 25% to 15% body fat. She shares her top tips on vegan fitness and how being an advert for veganism yourself is a fantastic form of activism.

www.instagram.com/deniveganfitness

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4:00 - 4:45pm - Carlos Barbon - Vegan & Natural Muscle building : Nutrition and training

Vegan bodybuilder Carlos Barbon explains the fact that it is easy to consume in daily basis more then enough protein through the plants we can eat, starting with legumes, seats, spinach and many more. He will talk about the important of essential fatty acids, the different vitamins and mineral sources. He will also explain what did work for him, the way he ate all the years and what was important regarding the training with weights in order to give the muscles the right natural impulse to grow.

www.veggie-style.com



5:00 - 5:45pm - Dave Sheahan - Why Choosing Plant Power Gives Any Athlete The Edge Over Their Rival

During this seminar I will educate attendees on how moving from a meat, dairy and whey consuming athlete to a wholefood plant powered one is the legal way to get the edge over their rivals. I will share details of how becoming plant powered dramatically improves performance, speeds recovery, allows for faster progression and prevents injuries.

www.dave-sheahan.com



 

 

 

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