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  Carolyn SNEDDENAberystwyth  Louise AMERYAlbert  David HODGSONAndover  Colin TEASDALE
Armagh  David REANEYArrow Valley  Martin POTTERAshford  Paula FRANCISAshton Court  Nigel ROBBINS
Aylesbury  Maggie HOGGAyr  Kirsty CUTHBERTSONBanbury  Claire UPTONBangor  Nathan SEMPLE
Banstead Woods  Sean SADLERBarking  Richard NEWMANBarnsley  Alan WOOFFINDINBarnstaple  Paul CUMMINS
Basildon  Philip WARNERBasingstoke  Jo MICALLEFBeckton  Stephen PERRIERBedfont Lakes  Michael Andrew HODSON
Bedford  Andy COLEBeeston  Steve MILESBelfast Victoria  Patricia MCKERNANBexley  Tessa HALES
Black Park  Mary LORDBlackhill  Jill PARKERBlandford  Ruth BERRYBlickling  Paul EVANS
Bognor Regis  Ben BOWERSBolton  Richard LORDBournemouth  Paul HILLBradford  Nic ANNESS
Bramhall Park  Gareth N R GRIFFITHSBrandon Country Park  Stacey CARPENTERBraunstone  Richard SINGERBrighton & Hove  Paul STRATTON
Brockenhurst  Steve BENNETTBrockwell  Caroline PETTIGREWBrueton  Darren MAGGSBryn Bach  Margrett MONK
Burgess  Ken EAMESBurnage  Sian SEGARBurnley  Martin BRADYBury St Edmunds  Adrian NUTTALL
Bushy Park  Donald BELLCamperdown  Matthew MARTINCannon Hill  Hans DUGGALCanterbury  Fiona WILKES
Cardiff  Andrew M SEDGMONDCarlisle  Matt BEGGCheadle Hulme  Nathan MAYOHChelmsford Central  Therese BRABANT
Cheltenham  Danka PACOVSKAChichester  Lillian DE LACYChippenham  Diane ALDRIDGEChipping Sodbury  Peter COOPER
Clair  Noel MCAULIFFECleethorpes  Neve NEARNEYClumber Park  Julie BONSERColchester Castle  Meera RAJOO
Colwick  Daniel CORDLECongleton  Amanda BLEACKLEYConkers  Rebecca ATKINSCorby  Charlene BENNETT
Coventry  Henry MARTINCranePark  Lynne BARBERCranleigh  Daniel HAGENCross Flatts  Daryl YOUNG
Crystal Palace  Clare PARKINSONCuerden Valley  Margaret LUPTONDarley  Sally WINTERTONDarlington South Park  Mark TROWLES
Dartford  Anoushka JOHNSONDelamere  Tom HAVERDerry City  Thomas MCCALLIONDoncaster  Kenneth SMITH
Druridge Bay  Emma Victoria WATSONDulwich  Errol ROBATHANDurham  Carlton BAUGHEastbourne  Stuart PELLING
Eastleigh  Katie GODDARDEcos  Ryan MCCLEMENTSEdinburgh  Angie SLEEPEglinton  Angela BROWN
Ellesmere Port  Andrea Leigh JONESEnniskillen  Jackie OWENSExeter Riverside  James BENHAMFalkirk  Graeme SUTHERLAND
Falls  Annette HINCHCLIFFEFolkestone  Philip MAULLForest Rec  Steve GELDERDFountains Abbey  Allan HANSEN
Frimley Lodge  Caroline HIRSCHFritton Lake  Darrell OLDMANFulham Palace  Spencer KELLYGateshead  Charlie FEHER
Graves  Mike MCDADDGreat Cornard  Charlotte EARLEGreat Notley  Andreea BORNAZGreenock  David CARRUTHERS
Greenwich  Linsey HOPKINSGrovelands  Richard NICEGuildford  Tamara PEDGRIFTGunnersbury  Neville SIMPSON
Gunpowder  Hannah LEONARDHampstead Heath  Nick KAUFMANNHanley  David KINSELLAHarrogate  Simon WATSON
Harrow Lodge  Mark PEARCEHartlepool  Lee KITCHINGHavant  Jackie LLOYDHazlehead  Shona RAITT
Heaton Park  Mark BUTLERHereford  Callum PREECEHighbury Fields  Nadi JAHANGIRIHillsborough  Laura JENNER
Hilly Fields  Kemi YUSUPHHorsham  Nik BUTLERHuddersfield  Caroline THOMASHull  Carol Ann COOKE
Humber Bridge  Helen PENNHuntingdon  Sam BROWNInverness  Paul MORLEYIpswich  Lindsey WARD
Kesgrave  Tracey HOWARDKeswick  Annabel HOLMESKillerton  Jane MURRAYKingston  Michael BOARDMAN
Larne  David HENDERSONLeamington  Simon PARSONSLeeds  Ian BALLINGERLittle Stoke  James BRACKLEY
Lloyd  Leanne MOORELlyn Llech Owain  Emma WHEELERLongrun Meadow  Tom MOORELyme Park  Martin JOHNSON
Maidstone  Julie COYMaldon Prom  Kay ROBINSONMansfield  David HERBERTMarple  Elise EVANS
Medina I.O.W.  Coral LEACHMile End  Anna MYATMilton Keynes  Niam HANIMulbarton  Lily ALGER
MUSA Cookstown  Ann JACKSONNewark  Fiona WHITTINGHAMNewbury  Jonathan WILDINGNewcastle  James MCANDREW
Newent  David CORSTONNewport  Steven COOKNorwich  Christopher DUNNENostell Priory  Julie TINKER
Oak Hill  Cathy BASIELOakwell Hall  Oliver HAYESOld Deer Park  Sue CHILDSOldham  Julie FROBISHER
Ormeau  Des REIDOrmskirk  Darren MCMAHONOrpington  Graham DAVISOsterley  Austin MCHALE
Oxford  Sally ORMISTONPanshanger  Alex YATESParke  Kieran DOREPeckham Rye  Gideon FRANKLIN
Pegwell Bay  Oliver GIBBPendle  Verity BROWNPennington Flash  Nicola YOUNGPenrith  Ed TALLIS
Perth  Iain WHYTEPeter Pan  Bethany COOPERPeterborough  Sarah BIRDPomphrey Hill  Catalina LEE
Pontefract  Julie DOWNESPontypool  Hannah COOKEPoole  Liz ROBSONPorthcawl  David SHEARD
Portrush  James MORRISONPreston  Jane MOWBRAYPreston Park  Rob BARTLETTPrinces  Alen James HURLEY
Pymmes  Duncan ROBERTSONQueen Elizabeth  Neil CAMERONQueens  Seamus MCKILLOPRedcar  Tracey ATKINSON
Reigate Priory  Tracey JESSUPRichmond Park  James RUSHBYRiddlesdown  Simon MASTERSRiverside  Mark SACKS
Rother Valley  Stephen CARFORDRotherham  Paul PEARSONRoundhay  Helen COPELANDRoundshaw Downs  Michael Joseph LARKIN
Royal Tunbridge Wells  Sarah BAKERRushcliffe  Marc GEMIERushmoor  Steve RADCLIFFESewerby  David DUFFILL
Sheffield Castle  Jane CARTWRIGHTSheffield Hallam  Steve HAAKEShorne Woods  Simon HEWETTShrewsbury  Simon TAYLOR
Skipton  Chris BALDERSTONESouth Shields  Melanie CAVESouthampton  Nic WOOLLARDSouthsea  Stella FURMEDGE
Southwick Country Park  Emily HEMMINGSpringburn  Louise NEWALLSt Andrews  Jim AITONSt Helens  John BARR
Stewart  Layla MEADOWSStrathclyde  Alan BEATTIESunderland  William SWALESSwindon  Philip JEFFERIES
Tees Barrage  John HIRSTTelford  Janet PUGHTemple Newsam  Alan WALSHThetford  Sarah PHILLIPS
Tilgate  Gabrielle PRESLANDTollcross  Morna MACLEODTonbridge  Catherine MOOREUpton Court  Anya CARROLL
Valley  Lauraine MURPHYVictoria  Sarah BERRYWakefield Thornes  Keith RODWELLWallace  Seymour MURPHY
Walsall Arboretum  Vanessa STEELEWalthamstow  Rachel Jane EMMETTWanstead Flats  Feargal CARTYWatergrove  Cathy JEPSON-BROWN
Waterworks  Margaret STEPHENSWeymouth  Richard ORMEWhitleyBay  Ming Hong MACARTHURWhitstable  Susanne Jenifer YOXALL
Wimbledon Common  Edward NELSONWimpole Estate  Harry DRUIFFWinchester  Tricia MEADSWoking  Alan LOVELL
Wolverhampton  Lynsey GUYWoodbank  Edward WHYTOCKWoodley  Owen LLOYDWorcester  Jeremy WINWOOD
Wormwood Scrubs  Barbara MADDISONWorsley Woods  William HEAVEYWycombe Rye  Sarah CRAFTWythenshawe  Fiona BRINDLEY
Yeovil Montacute  Vicky GALEYork  Matthew TAYLOR