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.

Voted best sports retailer by readers of Runner’s World Magazine for the last seven years.

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Latest Sweatshop monthly prize winners

Aberystwyth  Sara MELAAshford  Patience OGUNBONAAshton Court  Susan Grace CAMPBELLAylesbury  Sarah CORCORAN
Bangor  Neil MCCORMICKBarking  Vil RAJABasingstoke  Callum SAVINGSBedfont Lakes  Patricia MCCABE
Bedford  Emma FRASERBelfast Victoria  Gerry WARDBexley  Karen WARRENERBlackhill  Louise PRIESTLEY
Blandford  Louisa UDELLBraunstone  Nick MOOREBryn Bach  Hayley JACKSONBurgess  Joe BENNY
Cambridge  John MARTINCarlisle  James MCDOUGALLColwick  Nickesh PATELCorby  Adam EALES
Doncaster  Greg DAWSONEastbourne  Ian WESTONEnniskillen  Martina COMACFinsbury Park  Catherine DAY
Forest of Dean  Jane CREEDGraves  Eileen NEEDHAMGreenock  Angeline AUSTINGunnersbury  Matt COLLINS
Harrow Lodge  Denise BROOMHavant  Angela WILLIAMSHilly Fields  Paul CROMPTONHuddersfield  Snehal PATEL
Humber Bridge  Mark ANDREWSKillerton  Paul PALMERKingston  Adam HUGHESLloyd  Susannah OLIVER
Marple  Sarah TAYLORMile End  Alexander James FERRABYNonsuch  Shelley CLEGHORNOakwell Hall  Rachel CARROLL
Old Deer Park  Neil CONNORPeckham Rye  Mark JUDGEPegwell Bay  Nigel LAMBOURNPennington Flash  James GLACKIN
Perth  Ronnie GLENPontypool  Gary HEMMENSPortrush  Jim BLEEPreston Park  Jenny TINSON
Queen Elizabeth  Marie APPLETONQueens  Ciaran HUNTERReading  C James BARRRichmond Park  Andrew Kew BROWN
Roundhay  Chris COBBRushcliffe  Tony ROERushmoor  Ross WALLINGFORDSheffield Castle  Holly DENNIFF
South Shields  George Alex HENDERSONSouthwark  Laurent KSSISSpringburn  Lewis BARCLAYSt Andrews  Rosemary LEE
St Helens  Kevin NICHOLASStrathclyde  Moira NICOLTees Barrage  Keith HOLDENTollcross  Josh MACKENZIE
Tonbridge  Celia BARSTOWUpton Court  Mo ARIFWalsall Arboretum  Sarah Jane TUCKERWalthamstow  Qaiser MAZHAR
Weymouth  Chloe MACKENZIEWhitleyBay  Andy THORNTONWoking  Duncan ROLFEWorkington  Bev FAULDER
Wormwood Scrubs  William PAYNTERWycombe Rye  Andy FOOKS