LIVERPOOL Women’s 10K winner Rachael Moore
insists that the secret to her success was the
Bold Hotel on Lord Street, Southport.
company secretary at the Bold Hotel ran to work
from Wrightington – where the family also own
the Mulberry tree – on a weekly basis as part of
her training regime.
the Wigan Phoenix Athletics Club, who finished
the course in 37 minutes and 36 seconds, said
the 18-mile run helped her prepare for the
took part in the 21st women’s 10K, Liverpool’s
longest-established race event.
beat about 2,500 women to the finishing line on
She said: “It
was brilliant. This was the biggest event I have
won and the support was incredible. Everybody
was happy, it was a beautiful day and it was
nice that so many people came to show their
support. But it was a very emotional day because
a lot of ladies were running for little
women donned yellow ribbons to support the
family of abducted toddler Madeleine McCann.
competitors wore T-shirts showing a picture of
four-year-old Madeleine, who was snatched from
her bed while on holiday in Portugal’s Praia da
Luz resort on May 3.
“It was strange because it was a happy day, the
search was on and it was sad for the little
girl, but people turned out to do something
positive for Madeleine’s family.”
Nicky Gill, who is a friend of Maddie’s mother,
Liverpool-born GP Kate McCann, flew back from
Portugal, where she had been staying with the
family, to conduct a warm-up for the run.
Merseyside DJ Alan Jackson compered the event,
giving the McCann family a special mention and
thanking runners from Merseyside and beyond for
taking part in the race.
“A lot of women also raised funds for domestic
abuse charity and official race sponsor Worst
“The crowd was
unbelievable. It was like an Olympic event it
was that busy. I’ve never seen so many women
taking to one another. It restored faith in