Abuse of slower London Marathon runners has 'been going on for years', claim ...

This is the heartbreaking moment a London Marathon runner broke down in tears because staff had already started clearing the course and ripping up the timing mats when she was just halfway. 

Kerrie Aldridge, from Cardiff, who was raising money for the Miscarriage Association, recorded an emotional video live on Tower Bridge where she sobbed that 'they're already packing up' but vowed to continue to the finish. 

Her tearful outpouring comes as other slower runners share their own horrendous experiences of last Sunday's race - including Big Brother's Jack Glenny, who told MailOnline that stewards yelled at him to 'run fatboy run'.

And social media has now erupted with former competitors claiming that back-of-the-pack participants have been subjected to 'disgusting' treatment for years.

Choking on her words, Kerrie said: 'Hi everybody, so I’m still running, look what’s left, I’m halfway. 

'The sweeper vehicle’s passed me, they’re packing up, but I don’t care. I’m going to keep going, thank you everyone who’s supported me.'  

Later, she wrote on her Facebook page: 'Next came Tower Bridge now I had always been told this would be the moment...crowds everywhere and a wall of sound there would hit you. 

'In a marathon support page I had joined so many had talked about the emotion of this one moment. 

Jack Glenny, 24, who ran Sunday's race with his twin brother Joe, said that his seven-hour time was one of the 'proudest moments of his life' but ultimately ruined by nasty comments and mismanagement that made him feel like a 'nuisance'

Jack Glenny, 24, who ran Sunday's race with his twin brother Joe, said that his seven-hour time was one of the 'proudest moments of his life' but ultimately ruined by nasty comments and mismanagement that made him feel like a 'nuisance'

Big Brother's Jack Glenny, 24, who ran Sunday's race with Joe in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said that one of the 'proudest moments of his life' was ruined by nasty comments and mismanagement that made him feel like a 'nuisance'

Big Brother's Jack Glenny, 24, who ran Sunday's race with Joe in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said that one of the 'proudest moments of his life' was ruined by nasty comments and mismanagement that made him feel like a 'nuisance'

'Well Tower Bridge was there I welled up I knew this was roughly half way but there were no crowds there were just clean up trucks and lorries both sides of the roads and people going over the bridge going about there daily lives. 

'It was heartbreaking I had worked so hard. My tracker was no longer working as they had taken the timing mats up.'

London Marathon has come under renewed fire from runners who claim that slower competitors have been subjected to 'disgusting' treatment for years. 

Experiences of stewards hurling abuse at back-of-the-pack participants - such as yelling 'run fatboy run' - has provoked other dismayed runners from previous races to vent their own fury at organisation staff.  

Former Big Brother contestant Jack Glenny told MailOnline he would never take part in the event again after 'the proudest moment of his life was ruined' by cruel stewards who poked fun at his weight at made him feel like a 'nusiance'. 

She also hit out at the contractors for beginning the clean-up operation on sections of the course, including vital water stations, which were still being used by the slower runners

She also hit out at the contractors for beginning the clean-up operation on sections of the course, including vital water stations, which were still being used by the slower runners

One user, who shared a picture of two back-of-the-pack runners on an already cleared course, even implied that the problem stretched back as far as 2011

One user, who shared a picture of two back-of-the-pack runners on an already cleared course, even implied that the problem stretched back as far as 2011

And one 2016 runner, replying to the 'horrific' experiences of a pace setter from last Sunday's race, said she found her own treatment 'disgusting' three years ago.

Pippa Baird wrote: 'Me and my mum did the Virgin London Marathon in 2016. 

'We were slow turtles and we had the exact treatment, it was awful and disgusting. 

'I hated it by the end and it was just not enjoyable, if it wasn't for my mum in support I would not have finished! I ate more dust on the run than drank water! 

'The hype is not worth it at all! If you're not a celeb or a fast runner you're not worth it to them, pointless letting slow people in they don't treat them right at all!' 

Her experiences were echoed by a 2015 runner, known as 'cen', who tweeted: 'The course was closed, we were hit by flying objects from the cleaning crew, marshals had given up.

'We were proud of our achievement but definitely did not get the experience.'

Chris Bayley wrote: 'My wife did the Marathon in 2014 and had similar issues with being forced on to the pavements.'

Social media has erupted with these former competitors taking aim at stewards for packing up the course early and shoeing slower runners off the track altogether

Social media has erupted with these former competitors taking aim at stewards for packing up the course early and shoeing slower runners off the track altogether

And one user, who shared a picture of two back-of-the-pack runners on an already cleared course, even implied that the problem stretched back as far as 2011.

They said: 'The way the London Marathon treated its slower runners has actually been happening for years.' 

Many of these distraught ex-competitors chose to share their negative experiences after Liz Ayres, a back-of-the-pack pace setter, confronted race director Hugh Brasher live on air yesterday about the brutal treatment suffered by contestants who were reduced to tears after allegedly told to 'get a f****** move on'.

London Marathon bosses have vowed to conduct a thorough investigation after event staff reportedly hurled 'horrific' insults at slower runners this year.

An apologetic Hugh Brasher, the race director, told MailOnline that an internal probe is underway to establish exactly what happened at the tail end of Sunday's race. 

And race sponsors Virgin Money said it was 'disappointing' that not all runners got to experience the 'very positive' event.  

One disheartened competitor, who has been put off ever participating in the race again, told MailOnline that stewards yelled at him to 'run fatboy run' and suggested that he should have started the course at the crack of dawn to finish in time.

Liz Ayres, a back-of-the-pack pace setter, confronted race director Hugh Brasher live on air yesterday about the brutal treatment suffered by contestants, many of whom were left in tears

Liz Ayres, a back-of-the-pack pace setter, confronted race director Hugh Brasher live on air yesterday about the brutal treatment suffered by contestants, many of whom were left in tears

One person who completed the course in 2015 said that she had a similar experience to Liz when she ran the race

One person who completed the course in 2015 said that she had a similar experience to Liz when she ran the race

Big Brother's Jack Glenny, 24, who ran Sunday's race with his

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