I'm a fair-weather jogger but an all-weather feminist and, inspired by the work of The Fawcett Society (and the Women's Equality Party Enfield), I felt that the Royal Parks Half Marathon was the nudge I needed to both challenge my running endurance and raise awareness of and money for Fawcett. I was raised by a feminist and am extremely proud of the innate activism of my 19-year-old niece who is the same age as Millicent Fawcett was when, in 1866, she began petitioning for women’s votes. I'm running for Millicent, for my late mother, for my nieces, for my goddaughter and for all women.

Nadia Banton