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  Elizabeth KERRAberystwyth  Lauren NIGHTINGALEAbingdon  Vanessa CLARKAlbert  Pauline JOHNSON
Alice Holt  Katie CLARKEAndover  Ann EGGINGTONArrow Valley  Richard GREENAshford  Dan GREEN
Ashton Court  Lizzi ELTON-WALTERSAylesbury  Ian KIMPTONAyr  Euan BELLBanbury  Rachel BANNISTER
Bangor  Philip MULLIGANBanstead Woods  Mark THOMPSONBarking  Adam SHAIKHBarnsley  Rachel WARSOP
Barnstaple  Rob VEALEBasingstoke  Peter BURBIDGEBath Skyline  Carl YOUNGBeckton  Ruth CHAMBERS
Bedfont Lakes  Kathryn ELLIDGEBedford  Tom BAILEYBeeston  Hilary ROODBARAKYBelfast Victoria  Lemuel BLACK
Bexley  Edward BOYLINGBlack Park  Raymond John HOYLEBlackhill  Amanda PHILLIPSBlandford  Paul FLAVELL
Blickling  David HUTCHEONBognor Regis  Trev STROWGERBolton  Helen HARPERBradford  Mohanlal MISTRY
Bramhall Park  Aeronwy PREECE-TOWEYBrandon Country Park  Henry MORRISONBraunstone  Gareth COYLEBrentwood  David HAYDAY
Brighton & Hove  Dave HARVEYBrockenhurst  Darren PRICEBrueton  John MINIHANBryn Bach  Christopher THOMAS
Burgess  Graham DODDSBurnage  Ian Martin BUTTERFIELDBurnley  Aaron LUNDIEBury St Edmunds  Peter BRAIS
Bushy Park  Romit BASUCambridge  Una MANNUCamperdown  Gail RATTRAYCannon Hill  Joseph AMBROSE
Canterbury  Paul KEENCardiff  Andrew NORTONCarlisle  Sara MILBURNCarrickfergus  Karen POAG
Catton  Kyra CORNISHCheadle Hulme  Bruce GREENChelmsford Central  Angela DAYCheltenham  Alix KING
Chichester  Daniel BYEChippenham  Lindsay FREEMANChipping Sodbury  Nicola PLANTClair  Martina HABRUNOVA
Cleethorpes  Brian HOSTADClumber Park  Paul WILDEColby  Alex HOLLANDColchester Castle  Lorraine COLLINS
Colwick  Joanna MASSEYComber  Richard MCALPINConcord  Catherine LUTYConkers  Tony STONE
Corby  Juliette BAXTERCoventry  Tiffannie SLATFORDCranePark  Michael ROBINSONCranleigh  Andrew FERRIER
Cross Flatts  William Nigel DAVIESCuerden Valley  Robert TAYLORDarley  Katrina HALLETTDarlington South Park  Vivianne POW
Dartford  Jane GOUGHDaventry  Annette HAWKINSDelamere  Louise MCEVELEYDerry City  Ronan O'FLAHERTY
Doncaster  Michael OLIVERDruridge Bay  Paula CROMARDulwich  Ian SIPPITTDurham  Yvonne COLLINGHAM
Eastbourne  Richard DAVISEcos  Paschal O'SULLIVANEdinburgh  Jane CURRANEglinton  Paul MCCALLUM
Enniskillen  Jill MAGEEExeter Riverside  Kelly FORRESTERFalkirk  Judith HARGREAVESFalls  Teresa DUFFY
Folkestone  Hazel GREENForest of Dean  Valerie HAMILTONForest Rec  Michelle RENSLERFountains Abbey  Caleb AYLESBURY
Frimley Lodge  Roger Frank SMITHFritton Lake  Nick COOPERFulham Palace  Philippa HAWKINSGateshead  Simon DEVLIN
Gladstone  Victor TSUIGraves  Brian ADAMSGreat Cornard  Richard FLUTTERGreat Lines  Adam VOKE
Great Notley  Jane ROACHGreenock  Gregor ALEXANDERGreenwich  Sally DORRELLGrovelands  Ken FERGUSON
Guildford  Rupert Thomas KEMPGunnersbury  Kay LYDALLGunpowder  Martin MCSLOYHackney Marshes  John KEHOE
Hackworth  Allen PURDHAMHanley  Paul GLOVERHarcourt Hill  Mark FRANKSHarlow  Bethany MAGUIRE
Harrogate  David HARRISHarrow Lodge  David BACONHavant  Hilary SCHWAGERHazlehead  Carol WILSON
Heaton Park  Vicki HENNESSYHereford  Charlotte GODSALLHighbury Fields  Paul KELLANDHillsborough  Andrew HORWOOD
Hilly Fields  Andrew DAVIESHorsham  Karen BROOMERHuddersfield  Sharon JONESHull  Kim TURNER
Humber Bridge  Claire Louise DOHERTYHuntingdon  Mairi THELWALLInverness  Ben FIDDESIpswich  Marianne HEDGE
Kesgrave  Tim DE ROY-CHENNELLSKeswick  Josh PRESCOTTKillerton  Mary HUMPHRIESKings Lynn  Sue NAYLOR
Kingsbury Water  Jane HUBBLEKingston  Cecilia OSBORNLanhydrock  Rebecca BATEMANLarne  Jim MARCUS
Leamington  Sue TEALELeeds  Simon GILBODYLincoln  Tom COONEYLittle Stoke  Graham John CRUMP
Lloyd  Graeme BOWYERLlyn Llech Owain  John MARSONLongrun Meadow  Helen JENKINSLyme Park  Lindsay BENNISON
Maidstone  Jane MOONMaldon Prom  Craig VERNONMansfield  Conrad WATSONMarple  Michael COOKE
Medina I.O.W.  Sean FURMIDGEMile End  Tracey TAYLORMulbarton  Rodney FREEBURNNetley Abbey  Tom MELLOR
Newport  Joel SMITHNonsuch  Michael BARRETTNorwich  Deborah HALLNostell Priory  David SHARP
Oak Hill  Cathy BASIELOakwell Hall  Karen THRIPPLETONOld Deer Park  Anna CALVERTOldham  Garry BOWER
Ormeau  Venkata VELPURIOrmskirk  Janice SHEELOrpington  Rob LAWRENCEOsterley  Gurdeep REHAL
Oxford  Michelle REIDPanshanger  Lucy YOUNGParke  Jon MURRAYPeckham Rye  Sarah TIZZARD
Pegwell Bay  Fay MAYLAMPendle  Joanne BROWNPennington Flash  Thomas MANNPenrith  Steph COX
Perry Hall  Vivienne BELTPerth  Bill MELVILLEPeter Pan  Sam WITHERWICKPeterborough  Sharron TOMS
Plymvalley  Tara DAVIESPollok  Deirdre HOYLEPomphrey Hill  Ian LEONARDPontefract  Jason WESTMORELAND
Pontypool  Jonathan KNIGHTPontypridd  Julian DAVIESPoole  Amanda SMARTPorthcawl  Brian FORD
Portrush  Bryan HUMEPreston  Tina Jane CARRPreston Park  Mark DEWDNEYPrinces  Debi MCMILLAN
Queen Elizabeth  Alison STRUDWICKQueens  Eileen DEVLINReading  Francesca BLACKWELLRedcar  David Michael MATTHEWS
Reigate Priory  Gareth HODGSONRichmond Park  Alastair RITCHIERiddlesdown  Helen PETERSRiverside  Joseph William THRAVES
Rother Valley  Lesley HEWSONRotherham  Owen BELLRoundhay  Kat MUNNRoundshaw Downs  Ian SMITH
Royal Tunbridge Wells  David HODGKINSONRushcliffe  Jonathan CROSSRushmoor  John HOGGSewerby  Nick JORDAN
Sheffield Castle  Robert FOSTERSheffield Hallam  Dominic RICEShorne Woods  Ian AUBORNShrewsbury  Annabel HODGSON
Skipton  Susan HIRDSouth Manchester  Jamie BARRYSouth Shields  Michael MCNALLYSouthampton  Paul Henry ARMSTRONG
Southsea  Daniel MARSHMANSouthwark  Alan KEMPSouthwick Country Park  Paul MARCHANTSpringburn  John PUGH
St Albans  Martin CRISPSt Andrews  Alex BAINSt Helens  Debra GREENALLStewart  Joseph BUTLER
Strathclyde  Allyson ROBBSunderland  Helen WHITMORESwindon  Martyn JOYCETamar Lakes  Lesley TAYLOR
Telford  Janine FELTONTemple Newsam  Graham SHOOTERThetford  Glynn PEARCETilgate  Ben STOCK
Tollcross  Shaz HAKEEMTonbridge  Pete HOWARDTring  Janet REEVEUpton Court  Anthony HALL
Valentines  Paul HAYCRAFTWakefield Thornes  Sally Jane COLLINSONWallace  Paul MCCREAWalsall Arboretum  Barinderjit CHEEMA
Walthamstow  Gerard TRILLWanstead Flats  India EMERYWatergrove  Phil ROBERTSWaterworks  Carol ANNESLEY
Weymouth  Andy HARRISWhitleyBay  Lourdes BRADLEYWhitstable  Lucy CLARKEWimpole Estate  Samantha LEWSEY
Winchester  Henry HOPKINSWoking  George LOXTONWolverhampton  Scott BURTONWoodbank  Moira HUNT
Woodley  Emma CASWELLWorcester  James MATHESONWorkington  Richard EASTOEWormwood Scrubs  Colm DOHERTY
Wycombe Rye  Nigel MASTERSWythenshawe  Jeanette BARBERYeovil Montacute  Tina HEWITTYork  Sharon LYNN