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 MELAAlbert  Howard AIREYAlice Holt  Patrick SULLIVAN
Andover  Andrew NORMANAntrim  Daniel CHESTNUTTArmagh  Watson BLACKArrow Valley  Joanne SMITH
Ashford  Patience OGUNBONAAshton Court  Susan Grace CAMPBELLAylesbury  Sarah CORCORANBangor  Neil MCCORMICK
Banstead Woods  Tony TRUNDLEYBarking  Vil RAJABarnsley  Lloyd ISAMBarnstaple  Katie SAMUEL
Barrow  Gary WOODHOUSEBasildon  Cheryl MACDONALDBasingstoke  Callum SAVINGSBeckton  John WISE
Bedfont Lakes  Patricia MCCABEBedford  Emma FRASERBeeston  Christopher BIRLEYBelfast Victoria  Gerry WARD
Bexley  Karen WARRENERBlackhill  Louise PRIESTLEYBlandford  Louisa UDELLBlickling  Sue ALLEN
Bognor Regis  Peter CHITTENDENBolton  Dave CARROLLBournemouth  Angela GRIMLEYBradford  John SMITH
Bramhall Park  Mark OXBOROUGH-SHARPBrandon Country Park  Kieron MCDONALDBraunstone  Nick MOOREBrighton & Hove  Emma CARTLEDGE
Brockenhurst  Joshua BENNETTBrueton  Clive INGRAMBryn Bach  Hayley JACKSONBuckingham  Sue TORRANCE
Burgess  Joe BENNYBurnage  Gavin ASTINBurnley  Christopher O'BRIENBury St Edmunds  Isabel BEER
Bushy Park  Amanda EDGINGTONCambridge  John MARTINCamperdown  Dan FARDONCannon Hill  Richard WILSON
Canterbury  James MCCREACardiff  Marcus MEYRICKCarlisle  James MCDOUGALLCarrickfergus  Eimear RICE
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 GREGORYConkers  James FARMERCorby  Adam EALES
Coventry  Kim Martin HATHRELLCranePark  Evan RUSSELLCross Flatts  Andrew OXLEYCuerden Valley  Jack MCCANN
Darley  Lisa CREAGHANDarlington South Park  Peter FINNEYDartford  Yusuf YUSUFDelamere  Laurence RUDKIN
Dewsbury  Leonie ROSEDoncaster  Greg DAWSONDruridge Bay  David COOKDulwich  Jonathan C TAYLOR
Durham  Andrew GILLETTEastbourne  Ian WESTONEastleigh  Fiona COULLEdinburgh  Mahlen FOX
Enniskillen  Martina COMACExeter Riverside  Helen BARLOWFalkirk  Blair MITCHELLFalls  Kathleen MAGEE
Finsbury Park  Catherine DAYFolkestone  John CARLTONForest of Dean  Jane CREEDForest Rec  Dave FRETWELL
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 HUGHESLarne  Cyndy HAYLeeds  Amanda Jane BIRKBY
Lincoln  Betty STRACEYLittle Stoke  Bob COXLloyd  Susannah OLIVERLlyn Llech Owain  Simon REES
Longrun Meadow  Ursula GREENLyme Park  John LEAHMaldon Prom  Simon BAKERMansfield  Mia Carmen WILLIAMS
Margate  Emma KEMPMarple  Sarah TAYLORMedina I.O.W.  David John FURMIDGEMile End  Alexander James FERRABY
Mulbarton  Tracey SALISBURYMUSA Cookstown  Shay MCKEOWNNetley Abbey  Lucy MACGREGORNewark  Kay RAWSON
Newcastle  Kelly DODDSNewent  Paula NEILENSNewport  Kevin WINTERBOTTOMNonsuch  Shelley CLEGHORN
Nostell Priory  Gemma MACKAYOak Hill  Stuart MANGANOakwell Hall  Rachel CARROLLOld Deer Park  Neil CONNOR
Oldham  Shazad SADDIQUEOrmskirk  Anne GIRDLEROrpington  Steven GARDENOsterley  Daniel SPIERS
Oxford  Peter WRIGHTParke  Shani ADAMSPeckham Rye  Mark JUDGEPegwell Bay  Nigel LAMBOURN
Pendle  Mitchell HARGREAVESPennington Flash  James GLACKINPenrith  Anne BLUESPerth  Ronnie GLEN
Peter Pan  Elizabeth WATSONPeterborough  Hilary AINSLIEPlymvalley  Russ MOGRIDGEPomphrey Hill  Jon HALLETT
Pontefract  Carl WAITEPontypool  Gary HEMMENSPoole  James GALLAGHERPorthcawl  David BEDDOWS
Portrush  Jim BLEEPreston  Robin WESTONPreston Park  Jenny TINSONPrinces  Heather WELSBY
Pymmes  Sachin BHATTQueen Elizabeth  Marie APPLETONQueens  Ciaran HUNTERReading  C James BARR
Redcar  Catherine LEAROYDReigate Priory  Keith BATCHELORRichmond Park  Andrew Kew BROWNRiddlesdown  Sara HALL
Riverside  Helen PATTERSONRother Valley  Lucy HOOKRoundhay  Chris COBBRoundshaw Downs  Kirsty COTTON
Royal Tunbridge Wells  Adrian BAKERRushcliffe  Tony ROERushmoor  Ross WALLINGFORDSewerby  Lynn WILSON
Sheffield Castle  Holly DENNIFFShorne Woods  Sarah MONKShrewsbury  Emma BOULTWOODSkipton  Robin HOLME
South Shields  George Alex HENDERSONSouthampton  Emma HOPKINSSouthwark  Laurent KSSISSouthwick Country Park  Philip ROCKLIFFE
Springburn  Lewis BARCLAYSt Albans  Rowena PIKESt Andrews  Rosemary LEESt Helens  Kevin NICHOLAS
Stewart  Brian LAVERICKStrathclyde  Moira NICOLSunderland  Carla FISHERSwindon  Lila DAWES
Tees Barrage  Keith HOLDENTelford  Warren SMITHTemple Newsam  Pauline HARDMANThetford  Sabine SCHAEFER
Tilgate  Andrew MIDDLETONTollcross  Josh MACKENZIETonbridge  Celia BARSTOWUpton Court  Mo ARIF
Valley  Paul TOWNSENDWallace  Martin GRIMLEYWalsall Arboretum  Sarah Jane TUCKERWalthamstow  Qaiser MAZHAR
Wanstead Flats  Kate BRETTWatergrove  Helen PEACOCKWaterworks  Eric MONTGOMERYWeymouth  Chloe MACKENZIE
WhitleyBay  Andy THORNTONWhitstable  Russell EVANSWimpole Estate  Debs WHITEWinchester  Peter ROUND
Woking  Duncan ROLFEWolverhampton  Brian Edward SLATERWoodbank  Rachael TURNERWoodley  Joanna GREENWOOD
Worcester  Laura BESSANTWorkington  Bev FAULDERWormwood Scrubs  William PAYNTERWorsley Woods  Dennis YARWOOD
Wycombe Rye  Andy FOOKSYeovil Montacute  Chloe POLLARDYork  Robert WARD