The Mail Online has reported
London Marathon bosses have vowed to conduct a thorough investigation after event staff reportedly hurled ‘horrific’ insults at slower runners and even branded them ‘fat’.
Liz Ayres, a back-of-the-pack pace setter, confronted race director Hugh Brasher live on air today about the brutal treatment suffered by contestants who were allegedly yelled at to ‘get a f****** move on’.
In a stinging attack, she directly accused Marathon officials of berating the slower runners, many of whom were reduced to tears.
An apologetic Mr Brasher has now told MailOnline that an internal probe is underway to establish exactly what happened at the tail end of Sunday’s race.
There is far too much emphasis on what is seen to be be good, rather than what is actually good. On the one hand, we have an increasingly obese nation, with life expectancy actually falling, due to the effects of obesity, yet we are constantly trying to make excessive weight normal, in case we offend, it is not normal.
On the other hand, where we have people making an attempt to be active, to lose weight, to live a healthier life, they must be supported, congratulated and praised, they should NEVER be humiliated.
Just off Regent street, to the side of Liberty of London, is a street named 'Kingly Street' there is a Blues Bar called 'Ain't Nothin' But Blues Bar' There is live music every night, every night a different band, there is nothing like this anywhere else in London. Yes, there is live music, but NOT Blues, not like this. On my last visit (video below) the group playing is called 'Dust me down Blues band'
On Friday the 29th July, I boarded a River boat at Westminster after buying a one way ticket to Hampton Court Palace. The journey was due to take about 3 1/2 hours, I had never actually been on a cruise down the Thames River so it was going to be quite an exciting experience. Continue reading