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.

We believe that running should be fun, free and open to everyone. That’s why we have a Sweatshop Running Community at every Sweatshop store - every week, whatever the weather, we’ll have a beginner friendly 5k run. You’ll get a free t-shirt after 5 weeks and great ongoing rewards!

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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  Adam SCRAGGAberystwyth  Neil James WAGHORNAbingdon  Judith KELLYAlbert  Sharon HUSBAND
Aldenham  Clare BROWNEAlice Holt  Gabzy TILLAlly Pally  Rodger THOMPSTONEAndover  Robert BRYAN
Antrim  Shauna GIBSONArmagh  Lucy ONEILLArrow Valley  Ken BYNGAshford  Amanda COOPER
Ashton Court  Rich KENINGTONAylesbury  Neil MUIRAyr  Deborah TELFERBanbury  Tom BATCHELOR
Bangor  Valerie SULLIVANBanstead Woods  Lorraine GARRODBarclay  Brenda ALEXANDERBarking  Raymond MITCHELL
Barnsley  Katie SHARMANBarnstaple  Hana WILKINSBarrow  India GRACEBarry Island  Andrew John FRAYLING
Basildon  Karen LEEBasingstoke  Stuart MARTINBath Skyline  Stephanie FRICKERBeckton  Eddie CARILLO
Bedfont Lakes  Bob BANNISTERBedford  Lisa PAINTERBeeston  Sarah LIGHTMANBelfast Victoria  Sharon RAMSEY
Bexley  Christine RAWLINGSBlack Park  Nikki TASKERBlackhill  Duncan HUGHESBlandford  Angela HUNT
Bognor Regis  Alison GILBERTBolton  David ALLENBournemouth  Richard SMITHBracknell  Sophie QUIRK
Bradford  Dave SHAWBramhall Park  Sally BRIGGSBramley  Jean HOLLINGSBrandon Country Park  Rick BHATT
Braunstone  Karen HASSELLBrentwood  Suzy SMITHBrighton & Hove  Michael MILLERBrockenhurst  Pauline BREEZE
Brueton  Paul JEFFREYBrundall  Tim STONEBryn Bach  Andrew WILLIAMSBuckingham  Nat ASARO
Burgess  Kapie MZUMARABurnage  Lord DIDSBURYBurnham and Highbridge  Rose Marie CABALLEROBurnley  John WILCOCK
Bury St Edmunds  Charlie BEERBushy Park  Andy SIMMONDSCambridge  Joanne OUTTRIMCamperdown  Innes M BRACEGIRDLE
Cannon Hill  Karys AMORYCanterbury  Rona DUNNCardiff  Keith HARPERCarlisle  Ivor NORMAN
Cassiobury  Niall ROONEYCheadle Hulme  Jennie A PICKARDChelmsford Central  Michael FANCECheltenham  Dan GILBERT
Chichester  Mike HOUSTONChipping Sodbury  Ella PORTEOUSCitypark  Katie MOOREClair  Charlie TIBBLE
Cleethorpes  Rita LINFORDClumber Park  Matthew BELLColby  John CAMANIColchester Castle  Steve SHAW
Colwick  Chris BRAWNComber  Anna MINNISConcord  Chris SUMNERCongleton  Andy BILLINGSLEY
Conkers  Pauline COOPERConwy  Bethan HANLONCorby  Nicholas PARTRIDGECoventry  Kathryn KINGSTON
CranePark  Ann KEAREYCranleigh  Mark WHEELERCross Flatts  Devin NICHOLSCroxteth Hall  George MCCANN
Crystal Palace  Stuart DAYMANCuerden Valley  Chris CHARNLEYDarley  Sonia GRANTDarlington South Park  Dave HAMER
Dartford  Kayley LOFTDaventry  Christopher EDGEDelamere  Michael G WARINGDerry City  Conor CANAVAN
Didcot  Ben CHAFFEYDoncaster  George ARTHURDruridge Bay  Andrew GIBBONDulwich  Mick MEAD
Dunfermline  Derek HUNTERDurham  Alison KIRKHAMEastbourne  William SCOTTEastleigh  Robert WEBB
Ecos  James LOWRYEdinburgh  Angus MCEWANEglinton  Mike FLINNEllesmere Port  Rachel ROBERTS
Enniskillen  Dessie MC CRORYExeter Riverside  James R DURSTONFalkirk  Edd MCMANUSFalls  Gerard DUFFY
Finsbury Park  Lisa TRIGGFolkestone  Jean BURRELLForest of Dean  Graham JAMESForest Rec  Matthew WHITMILL
Fountains Abbey  Neil DRINGFrimley Lodge  Peter RILEYFritton Lake  Sam SWALESFulham Palace  Miriam FRANKLIN
Gadebridge  Michael LAMBGainsborough  Emily RICEGateshead  James Edward SHAWGedling  Julie BRIDGES
Gladstone  Gavin IMRIEGoole  Harry PATRICKGraves  Renee ROBINSONGreat Cornard  Ruth P COWLIN
Great Lines  Karen ADLEYGreat Notley  James SANDFORDGreenock  Eddie DEVINEGreenwich  Elizabeth REES
Grovelands  Deevianee CHURCHILLGuildford  Flori MACKINNONGunnersbury  Tom EASTENGunpowder  Danny MADDEN
Hackney Marshes  Marco JOHNSTONHalifax  Zena WIGGINSHampstead Heath  Lorraine NEVILLEHanley  Sarah LOCKETT
Harlow  Martyn COULTERHarrogate  Sean BRENNANHarrow  Nick DEALHarrow Lodge  Mark DALBY
Hartlepool  Gaynor BRISCOEHastings  Jane HUGHESHatfield Forest  Jason HASTYHavant  Yvonne HAWLEY
Hazlehead  Mark MILNEHeaton Park  Orys SENIUKHereford  Kevin ROWEHighbury Fields  Jennifer GLASSFORD
Hillsborough  Olivia WALKERHilly Fields  Liam STOGDENHockley Woods  Colin MURDOCHHorsham  Valerie MCLACHLAN
Horton Park  Urmila MISTRYHove Promenade  Deborah ABSALOMHuddersfield  Becky BURDONHull  Gavin GALLOP
Humber Bridge  Mike EGANHuntingdon  John HUTCHINSONInverness  David WAUDBY-WESTIpswich  Gary PARKER
Kesgrave  Jim PEIRCEKeswick  Tom MCGREGORKillerton  Sandra DEWSONKings Lynn  Kenny ADDIS
Kingsbury Water  Brian JONESKingston  Rebecca GREENSLADEKingsway  Amanda VALDERKirkcaldy  Derek ADAMSON
Lanhydrock  Dominic BATEMANLarne  Mervyn BLAIRLeamington  Catherine BARHAMLee-on-the-Solent  Rachel GEE
Limavady  Simon KANELincoln  Mike ZEHETMAYRLittle Stoke  Stuart PRESNELLLloyd  Colin JACKSON
Llyn Llech Owain  Llinos JONESLong Eaton  Victoria PEARSON-SMITHLongrun Meadow  Gill TAUNTONLullingstone  Ben SOWDEN
Luton Wardown  Jane KAMAULyme Park  Charlie PODOLANSKIMaidenhead  Celine STURIALEMaidstone  Tom CARPENTER
Maldon Prom  Jane BRUNTMansfield  Sarah BRADBURYMarket Harborough  Joanne RAINEMarple  Sally KEIGHER
Medina I.O.W.  Jo RANDALLMelton Mowbray  Clive KENTMile End  Lotte NICKELMulbarton  Oliver TIMSON
MUSA Cookstown  Sandra SMYTHNetley Abbey  Tanya CARTERNewark  Jeremy REICHELTNewbury  Luis GONCALVES
Newcastle  Fiona MCGARGILLNewent  Beryl SAMPSONNewport  Ruby DAVIESNonsuch  Paul RANDALL
Northala Fields  Bruce LINorwich  Margaret FAHERTYNostell Priory  Jonathan ROUTLEDGEOakwell Hall  Yvonne SPIVEY
Old Deer Park  Julian HOLDENOldham  Jenny LEACHOrmeau  Oonagh MURRAYOrmskirk  Joshua MAKIN
Orpington  Julie MEDHURSTOsterley  Ekam SINGHOxford  Anthony WOODPanshanger  Maria BLYTHE
Parke  Anne-Marie BAKERPeckham Rye  Helen STEPHENPegwell Bay  Natalie Rebecca GARCIAPenallta  Michael HEARE
Pendle  Gillian GREENWOODPennington Flash  Kay CAMPBELLPenrhyn  Cathryn ROBERTSPenrith  Kerry GRINBERGS
Penrose  Trudie SIMMONSPeter Pan  Kim HEWSONPlymvalley  Ian BAGGOTTPollok  Angela CASSIDY
Pomphrey Hill  Ruth JOHNSTONEPontefract  Kevin CHIPPENDALEPontypool  Stephen JAMESPontypridd  Laura PINNEY
Poole  Sarah AUDRAINPorthcawl  Sian PARSONSPortobello  Laura PLUMBPortrush  Pamela HOWE
Preston  Siad UGRADARPreston Park  Karen READERPrinces  Craig HAWLEYPymmes  Karmen CHIU
Queen Elizabeth  Melanie HUNTRaphael  Stephen SPRYReading  Paul CASWELLRedcar  Dawn SULLEY
Reigate Priory  Monika ROSARichmond Park  Deepa SHARMARiddlesdown  Sarah BLACKBURNRiverside  Joseph PERKINS
Rother Valley  Dan GRIFFINRoundhay  Hazel STARLINGRoundshaw Downs  David SMITHRoyal Tunbridge Wells  Ryland ATWOOD
Rushcliffe  Lottie DAVIDSONRushmoor  Alison JEFFSSalisbury  Sally MARSHALLScunthorpe  Luke DUNN
Sedgefield  Martin SIMSSewerby  Lynda GENTSheffield Castle  Matthew BEATTIESheffield Hallam  Ian L COOPER
Sheringham  Susan ILSLEYShorne Woods  Amanda GRAHAMShrewsbury  Grace HOUGHSkipton  Stuart COOPER
South Manchester  Michael HANNONSouth Oxhey  Alison HIGHSouth Shields  Peter SUNGSouthampton  Caro GARRETT
Southend  Mark BENHAMSouthsea  Michael TAYLORSouthwark  Bhuwan BHATTSouthwick Country Park  Keith AVERY
Springburn  Bobby YOUNGSt Albans  Tony BARRSt Andrews  Gordon LAINGSt Helens  Denise TEELING
Stamford Park  Oliver DEANStrathclyde  Allan MOONEYSwindon  Rachel MCADAMTamar Lakes  Alan LITTLEJOHNS
Tees Barrage  Mark George ROGERSTelford  Robin HARTLEYTemple Newsam  Andy DARBYTewkesbury  Lisa HOWES
Thetford  Meggie WORSNOPTilgate  Mike BRICETollcross  Robert ROSSBOROUGH (JNR)Tonbridge  Mary STEVENSON
Tring  Richard LAMBERTValentines  Charlotte NIELSENValley  Oonagh O'FLAHERTYWakefield Thornes  Richard LEE
Wallace  Nathan HOWEWalsall Arboretum  Emma PEARCEWalthamstow  Daphne PARRWanstead Flats  Stuart Anthony OSBORNE
Watergrove  Mike ATKINSONWaterworks  Michael MURPHYWetherby  Stephen BOYNTONWeymouth  Marie COFFIN
WhitleyBay  Joseph Anthony Thomas DOWLANDWhitstable  Kiya KHANWidnes  Ian HAMLINGWilmslow  Alan MAYO
Wimpole Estate  Sebastian TIDESWELLWinchester  Ann STANHOPEWoking  Fred BELLWolverhampton  Parm GAKHAL
Woodbank  Jill CLAYTON-SMITHWoodhouse Moor  Shu-Shiun KUWoodley  Samantha WHALLEYWorcester  Chris GARRATT
Workington  Antony BRISCOEWormwood Scrubs  Scott BREWERWorsley Woods  Iain CLARKEWycombe Rye  Kate ROGERS
Wythenshawe  Matteo MERCADINIYeovil Montacute  Robert EAGLE