Tom Pickering

Tom Pickering

Tom’s earliest memories can be traced back to moments and experiences watching films. From an early age he found his purpose – to tell stories on film. Tom’s also a passionate vegan, and at some point he realised he could combine these two loves and tell stories that have the power to change hearts and minds.

In 2020 he took on the huge task of directing his first feature length documentary – I Could Never Go Vegan, in an effort to debunk the various myths that face the vegan movement. The film is due for release on April 10th, 2024 at cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

Tom’s also a keen runner, and in 2023 Running On Plants was born – a health and fitness campaign that encourages participants to adopt a whole food, plant-based diet and take up running. Tom continues his work within the vegan movement in an effort to help create a kinder and more compassionate world that takes animals off the menu.



12pm - 1pm

Running Faster by Running On Plants

An overview of the Running On Plants campaign and our annual 5k challenge in June, plus evidence based research and testimonials as to why it’s so good to be eating whole plant foods.

Hear from the team behind the campaign, plus some of the wonderful ambassadors who will share their inspirational stories, like Paul Youd, the 86 year old ultra athlete who wants to complete 100 ultra marathons before age 100, and Kate Dunbar, who reversed her arthritis and now runs her best in her 60s, all by Running On Plants.

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