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Vegan ex-veteran Paul William Minter aims to run a staggering 5,800 miles for charity in a World Record attempt.

Starting November 28, Minter plans to run between 30 and 50 miles a day – until he has covered the entire circumference of the U.K – as part of a fundraising campaign for his charity Head Up.

The non-profit provides mental health support for U.K military personnel and veterans by ‘establishing an armed forces charity retreat where members of the Army, RAF and Navy – past and present – can receive a person-centered and holistic mental health provision’.

Plant-based diet

In an upcoming interview with Plant Based News, Minter, who served 18-years in the British Army, said since going plant-based he ‘hardly even needs’ any time to recover from training.

He credits a diet high in vegetables for his speedy recovery, saying it provides the fiber he needs that he ‘probably wasn’t getting enough of before’ when consuming animal products.

‘You look so lean’

Speaking about the health benefits of a vegan diet, Minter told PBN: “Just today I was back in the barracks where I used to work and everyone complimented me saying ‘you look so lean and you’ve still got all your muscle’ and I was like ‘I haven’t been to the gym for six months.

“I do [think it’s because] I’m getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals and fiber going around my body and it’s going to the muscles where it needs to.”

You can donate to the fundraiser here

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.