Sweatshop and parkrun

Chris Brasher pace-making for the first 4 minute mile

Helping people be the best they can be. Sweatshop was founded over 40 years ago by Chris Brasher, Olympic Gold Medalist, co-creator of the London Marathon and pace maker to Sir Roger Bannister in the first sub 4 minute mile. Chris was proud to have helped Roger break this monumental sporting barrier in 1954 and his desire 'to help people be the best they can be' is Sweatshop’s purpose today.


All of Sweatshop's full-time staff undertake three levels of biomechanical training based at Roehampton University and will dedicate as much time as necessary to help you find your perfect pair of shoes.

Sweatshop has the largest range of current technical running shoes in the UK and an amazing range of running clothing and accessories from all the top brands. Our trained staff will help you with your individual needs.

Sweatshop offers a unique 30 day satisfaction guarantee to give you 100% peace of mind. We’re so confident in our staff’s ability to help you make the correct choice of footwear that if you’re not happy with your shoes we’ll change them for a new pair.

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Sweatshop Monthly Prize

Sweatshop is delighted to award a pair of running shoes of their choice to the person at each parkrun whom the organisers think are most deserving.

Click here or scroll down to see this month's Sweatshop Prize winners


Sweatshop supports parkrun, because it provides a wonderful environment for runners of all ages and abilites, it encourages and motivates them and helps them be the best they can be.

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Latest Sweatshop monthly prize winners

Aberdeen  Shona CLARKEAberystwyth  Sara MELAAbingdon  Martin BATESAlbert  Howard AIREY
Alice Holt  Patrick SULLIVANAlly Pally  Erika LAICHEAndover  Andrew NORMANAntrim  Daniel CHESTNUTT
Armagh  Watson BLACKArrow Valley  Joanne SMITHAshford  Patience OGUNBONAAshton Court  Susan Grace CAMPBELL
Aylesbury  Sarah CORCORANBangor  Neil MCCORMICKBanstead Woods  Tony TRUNDLEYBarking  Vil RAJA
Barnsley  Lloyd ISAMBarnstaple  Katie SAMUELBarrow  Gary WOODHOUSEBasildon  Cheryl MACDONALD
Basingstoke  Callum SAVINGSBeckton  John WISEBedfont Lakes  Patricia MCCABEBedford  Emma FRASER
Beeston  Christopher BIRLEYBelfast Victoria  Gerry WARDBexley  Karen WARRENERBlack Park  John SMITH
Blackhill  Louise PRIESTLEYBlandford  Louisa UDELLBlickling  Sue ALLENBognor Regis  Peter CHITTENDEN
Bolton  Dave CARROLLBournemouth  Angela GRIMLEYBradford  John SMITHBramhall Park  Mark OXBOROUGH-SHARP
Brandon Country Park  Kieron MCDONALDBraunstone  Nick MOOREBrighton & Hove  Emma CARTLEDGEBrockenhurst  Joshua BENNETT
Brueton  Clive INGRAMBryn Bach  Hayley JACKSONBuckingham  Sue TORRANCEBurgess  Joe BENNY
Burnage  Gavin ASTINBurnley  Christopher O'BRIENBury St Edmunds  Isabel BEERBushy Park  Amanda EDGINGTON
Cambridge  John MARTINCamperdown  Dan FARDONCannon Hill  Richard WILSONCanterbury  James MCCREA
Cardiff  Marcus MEYRICKCarlisle  James MCDOUGALLCarrickfergus  Ian CLELANDCatton  Sally ASPIN
Cheadle Hulme  Adam BROWNChelmsford Central  Benjamin SPLARNCheltenham  Felicity DYEChichester  David BUTLER
Chippenham  Serena READChipping Sodbury  Tegan REYNOLDSCitypark  Adele RICHMONDClair  Rupert PURCHASE
Cleethorpes  Fran ALLISONClumber Park  Peter FENDLEYColchester Castle  Danny MILLWARDColwick  Nickesh PATEL
Comber  Patrycja KUCHTAConcord  Leah Grace GREGORYCongleton  Paul BIRDSALLConkers  James FARMER
Corby  Adam EALESCoventry  Kim Martin HATHRELLCranePark  Evan RUSSELLCross Flatts  Andrew OXLEY
Cuerden Valley  Jack MCCANNDarley  Lisa CREAGHANDarlington South Park  Peter FINNEYDartford  Yusuf YUSUF
Delamere  Laurence RUDKINDerry City  Ciaran CALDWELLDewsbury  Leonie ROSEDoncaster  Greg DAWSON
Druridge Bay  David COOKDulwich  Jonathan C TAYLORDurham  Andrew GILLETTEastbourne  Ian WESTON
Eastleigh  Fiona COULLEcos  Noel RUGMANEdinburgh  Mahlen FOXEnniskillen  Martina COMAC
Exeter Riverside  Helen BARLOWFalkirk  Blair MITCHELLFalls  Kathleen MAGEEFinsbury Park  Andrew READ
Folkestone  John CARLTONForest of Dean  Jane CREEDForest Rec  Dave FRETWELLFountains Abbey  Lee STANLEY
Frimley Lodge  Kelvin GOWERFritton Lake  Bryn WILLIAMSFulham Palace  Karan LALWANIGateshead  Corretta KEARS
Gladstone  Alison HARGREAVESGorleston  Kevin BAYESGraves  Eileen NEEDHAMGreat Cornard  Adam MUMFORD
Great Lines  Penny CADMANGreat Notley  Heydon MIZONGreenock  Angeline AUSTINGreenwich  Simon QUICKE
Grovelands  Neil ANTHONYGuildford  Simon NEAVEGunnersbury  Matt COLLINSGunpowder  Sarah GROGAN
Hampstead Heath  John WELLERHanley  Ray WILSONHarrogate  Joseph HARRISHarrow Lodge  Denise BROOM
Hartlepool  Victoria BELLHavant  Angela WILLIAMSHazlehead  Tony JONESHeaton Park  Elaine Jeanette DAVIN
Highbury Fields  Gilda HANSONHilly Fields  Paul CROMPTONHorsham  Kate DOLDHuddersfield  Snehal PATEL
Hull  Corben BEECHERHumber Bridge  Mark ANDREWSHuntingdon  Nigel OWENInverness  Rory ROBINSON
Ipswich  Kayleigh TURPINKeswick  James MATTINSONKillerton  Paul PALMERKings Lynn  Liz THOMSON
Kingsbury Water  William PHILLIPSKingston  Adam HUGHESLanhydrock  James BRYDONLarne  Cyndy HAY
Leeds  Amanda Jane BIRKBYLincoln  Betty STRACEYLittle Stoke  Bob COXLloyd  Susannah OLIVER
Llyn Llech Owain  Simon REESLongrun Meadow  Ursula GREENLyme Park  John LEAHMaidstone  Timothy Russell CARR
Maldon Prom  Simon BAKERMansfield  Mia Carmen WILLIAMSMargate  Emma KEMPMarple  Sarah TAYLOR
Medina I.O.W.  David John FURMIDGEMile End  Alexander James FERRABYMulbarton  Tracey SALISBURYMUSA Cookstown  Shay MCKEOWN
Netley Abbey  Lucy MACGREGORNewark  Kay RAWSONNewbury  Samuel CHENEYNewcastle  Kelly DODDS
Newent  Paula NEILENSNewport  Kevin WINTERBOTTOMNonsuch  Shelley CLEGHORNNorthala Fields  Mark KENCROFT
Norwich  John WALSHAWNostell Priory  Gemma MACKAYOak Hill  Stuart MANGANOakwell Hall  Rachel CARROLL
Old Deer Park  Neil CONNOROldham  Shazad SADDIQUEOrmskirk  Anne GIRDLEROrpington  Steven GARDEN
Osterley  Daniel SPIERSOxford  Peter WRIGHTParke  Shani ADAMSPeckham Rye  Mark JUDGE
Pegwell Bay  Nigel LAMBOURNPendle  Mitchell HARGREAVESPennington Flash  James GLACKINPenrith  Anne BLUES
Perth  Ronnie GLENPeter Pan  Elizabeth WATSONPeterborough  Hilary AINSLIEPlymvalley  Russ MOGRIDGE
Pomphrey Hill  Jon HALLETTPontefract  Carl WAITEPontypool  Gary HEMMENSPontypridd  Julian DAVIES
Poole  James GALLAGHERPorthcawl  David BEDDOWSPortrush  Jim BLEEPreston  Robin WESTON
Preston Park  Jenny TINSONPrinces  Heather WELSBYPymmes  Sachin BHATTQueen Elizabeth  Marie APPLETON
Queens  Ciaran HUNTERReading  C James BARRRedcar  Catherine LEAROYDReigate Priory  Keith BATCHELOR
Richmond Park  Andrew Kew BROWNRiddlesdown  Sara HALLRiverside  Helen PATTERSONRother Valley  Lucy HOOK
Roundhay  Chris COBBRoundshaw Downs  Kirsty COTTONRoyal Tunbridge Wells  Adrian BAKERRushcliffe  Tony ROE
Rushmoor  Ross WALLINGFORDScunthorpe  Jacob BYATTSedgefield  Janette SAVAGESewerby  Lynn WILSON
Sheffield Castle  Holly DENNIFFSheringham  Caitlin MEZZETTIShorne Woods  Sarah MONKShrewsbury  Emma BOULTWOOD
Skipton  Robin HOLMESouth Shields  George Alex HENDERSONSouthampton  Emma HOPKINSSouthend  Geraldine HANSFORD
Southwark  Laurent KSSISSouthwick Country Park  Philip ROCKLIFFESpringburn  Lewis BARCLAYSt Albans  Rowena PIKE
St Andrews  Rosemary LEESt Helens  Kevin NICHOLASStewart  Brian LAVERICKStrathclyde  Moira NICOL
Sunderland  Carla FISHERSwindon  Lila DAWESTees Barrage  Keith HOLDENTelford  Warren SMITH
Temple Newsam  Pauline HARDMANThetford  Sabine SCHAEFERTilgate  Andrew MIDDLETONTollcross  Josh MACKENZIE
Tonbridge  Celia BARSTOWUpton Court  Mo ARIFValentines  Richard DUDMANValley  Paul TOWNSEND
Wallace  Martin GRIMLEYWalsall Arboretum  Sarah Jane TUCKERWalthamstow  Qaiser MAZHARWanstead Flats  Kate BRETT
Warrington  Louise BLIZZARDWatergrove  Helen PEACOCKWaterworks  Eric MONTGOMERYWeymouth  Chloe MACKENZIE
WhitleyBay  Andy THORNTONWhitstable  Russell EVANSWimbledon Common  Hilary KNIGHTWimpole Estate  Debs WHITE
Winchester  Peter ROUNDWoking  Duncan ROLFEWolverhampton  Brian Edward SLATERWoodbank  Rachael TURNER
Woodley  Joanna GREENWOODWorcester  Laura BESSANTWorkington  Bev FAULDERWormwood Scrubs  William PAYNTER
Worsley Woods  Dennis YARWOODWycombe Rye  Andy FOOKSWythenshawe  Ellie HOLLOWAYYeovil Montacute  Chloe POLLARD
York  Robert WARD