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  Jamie CASSIDYAberystwyth  Mathew Kieran HOLLANDAbingdon  Graham WIGGINSAlbert  Caroline WILSON
Alice Holt  Stu LAVALETTEAlly Pally  Robin BENSTEADAndover  Kirsty SHERRFFAntrim  Fionnuala JOYCE
Armagh  Colin FINNEGANArrow Valley  Phillipa STOKESAshford  Teagan HURSTAshton Court  William GILLETT
Aylesbury  John YARNELLBanstead Woods  Chris GUESTBarking  Ronald VIALLSBarnsley  Amanda FOWLER
Barnstaple  Edwina STEVENSONBarrow  Jacqui ARMSTRONGBeckton  David SCOURFIELDBedfont Lakes  Ian Clive BERRY
Bedford  Donna JOHNSONBelfast Victoria  Andy COLESBexley  Richard FURZEBlack Park  Suzy GAULTON
Blackhill  Jayne RACKHAMBlickling  James GOFFBolton  Mark Alan WILLIAMSBournemouth  Samuel DAVIS
Bradford  Tamsin TREASURE-JONESBramhall Park  Simon HAIGHBrandon Country Park  Natasha GRANGERBraunstone  Cheryl WRIGHT
Brighton & Hove  Roy TAYLORBrockenhurst  Adrian MUDLEBrueton  Brian STEELEBurgess  Andy COOMBE
Burnage  Misha PATELBurnley  Peter BLACKLEDGEBury St Edmunds  Michelle BIGGSBushy Park  Laurence MOREY
Cambridge  Marysol BELLCamperdown  Lynne GIBSONCannon Hill  Richard CARTERCanterbury  Alison LORAM
Carlisle  Gordon THORBURNCarrickfergus  Julie HUNTERCatton  Maureen HAMISChelmsford Central  Christine CALLAN
Cheltenham  John WILLGOSSChipping Sodbury  Peter ENGLANDCitypark  Ian BATESClair  Sue LEDGER
Clumber Park  Shirley GASCOYNEColwick  Rene Peter CHROMEJConcord  Eliza EYREConkers  Beau Jack DALAIGH
Corby  Dave WADDINGTONCoventry  Steve MACKIECranePark  Patrick ENGLISHCross Flatts  Graham BURTON
Cuerden Valley  Ian WHARTONDarley  Neil ROWLEYDarlington South Park  Graham Daniel GARVEYDelamere  Colin BISHOP
Derry City  Steven PEOPLESDewsbury  Phyllis CAODoncaster  Amy CANNINGDulwich  Yvonne MONKS
Durham  Stephen ROBERTSEastleigh  Ian BOSHIEREcos  Jack MCKENNAEdinburgh  Douglas ANDERSON
Eglinton  Claire ROBERTSEnniskillen  Rachel HUMEFalkirk  Julie Ann SCOTTFalls  Joseph HINCHCLIFFE
Finsbury Park  Philip KIRKPATRICKForest of Dean  Ian MORGANForest Rec  Amanda WALLISFountains Abbey  Libby RICKARD
Frimley Lodge  Alfred Richard BOESEFritton Lake  Paul FERROWFulham Palace  Maggie FLANAGANGateshead  Mark GORMAN
Gladstone  Samuel BLUMBERGGlasgow  Lilly COLESGorleston  Roger WILLIAMSGraves  Mark BEER
Great Cornard  Karen TURNERGreat Lines  Pauline APPLETONGreenwich  Alan RUNACRESGrovelands  John BURDON
Guildford  Steph CHOWNGunnersbury  Santosh RAIGunpowder  Mikk BRADLEYHackney Marshes  Austin ONWUZURUOHA
Hampstead Heath  Caroline NOONHanley  Jenna HALLHarrogate  Sue SIMPSONHavant  Jason HORTON
Heaton Park  Karen Bernadette FLEMINGHighbury Fields  Emily NASHHillsborough  Alistair COUTIEHilly Fields  Adele PRINCE
Huddersfield  Matthew PATTISONHull  Iain MCGOWANHuntingdon  Marco WASSERSLEBENInverness  Derek FRASER
Ipswich  John DRIVERKillerton  Susan COGHLANKingsbury Water  Matthew SMITHKingston  Nigel ROTHWELL
Lanhydrock  Fin DAVISLarne  Caoilfhinn MCLOUGHLINLeamington  Frances LAMMYMANLeeds  Andrew BROWNELL-JUDD
Lincoln  Andy M JONESLittle Stoke  Karen LILLYWHITELloyd  Sandra FRANCISLlyn Llech Owain  Alison TERRY
Longrun Meadow  Lucy FUDGELyme Park  Steven Richard DAVIESMaidstone  Debbie LOCKMaldon Prom  Steve HEWES
Mansfield  Stephen FOWKESMarple  William GRIFFITHSMedina I.O.W.  Elaine PARRYMile End  Ben LOVETT
Milton Keynes  Abi GOOCHMulbarton  Abigail DU PLESSISMUSA Cookstown  Sean HAMILLNetley Abbey  Leigh ALLEN
Newcastle  Gillian MILNENewent  Adrian DOVERNewport  Bob WATSONNonsuch  Eva SAJBENOVA
Northampton  Martin ANDREWSNorwich  Jenny MAYNEOld Deer Park  David CHRISTIEOldham  Mark OLIVER
Ormeau  Di PEACOCKEOrpington  Sue LUDLAMOsterley  Deborah LEAVERSPegwell Bay  Adrian SMITH
Pennington Flash  Thomas ELDRIDGEPerth  Eileen WOODPeter Pan  Harry SMAJEPeterborough  Jennifer TOLSON
Plymvalley  Sarah CURTINPomphrey Hill  Ben MCNAMARAPontefract  Joe LEACHPontypool  Michelle BURNS
Pontypridd  Ceri-Anne DAVIESPoole  Michael KINGPorthcawl  Libby LAVISPortrush  Chris DENTON
Preston  Philip ATKINSONPreston Park  John (Yogi) ALLENPrinces  Finlay CHEUNG-SMITHPymmes  Merline MCLEAN
Queen Elizabeth  Matt KNIGHTQueens  Colin CLEARRedcar  Helen TUNNELLRichmond Park  Simon MORSE
Riddlesdown  Dylan WYMERRiverside  Darran OLIVERRother Valley  Jonathan SENIORRotherham  Michael BELL
Roundhay  Elise SHUIRoundshaw Downs  Hamant BHARADIARushcliffe  Andrew FULLERScunthorpe  Olivia EL-RAKSHY
Sedgefield  Anna CHAYTORSewerby  Debbie DUFFILLSheffield Castle  Kevin DALESheffield Hallam  Annie Anthony MAYS
Sheringham  Chris WRAYShorne Woods  Anne REEVES-WHITELEYShrewsbury  Amanda BAXTERSkipton  Hazel SMITH
South Manchester  Gill WOLSTENCROFTSouth Shields  Jeanette HEWITSONSouthampton  Trevor Alan ELLERYSouthend  Lin TAYLOR
Southsea  Yuan SHENGSouthwark  Wesley NGSouthwick Country Park  Allison PERKINSSt Albans  Noran MCGOVERN
St Andrews  Jennifer KELSHAWStewart  Tony GERRARDStrathclyde  Garry HENDERSONSunderland  Simon LUMSDON
Swindon  Sally Rose HUNTERTees Barrage  Stephen MITCHINSONTelford  Jon ANSLOWTemple Newsam  Alison TAYLOR
Thetford  Jordan BASFORDTilgate  Danielle MCCOMBTollcross  Pamela PARKERTonbridge  Spencer WINTER
Upton Court  Ali MUSEValentines  David BELLVictoria  David Iain CAMPBELLWallace  Jon KAY
Walsall Arboretum  Darren REDMONDWalthamstow  Richard GUESTWanstead Flats  Peter CAREYWarrington  Paula COLEMAN
Waterworks  Verdi HILLWeymouth  Kevin ARCHERWhitleyBay  Judith PARKINSONWhitstable  Freya LEE
Wimbledon Common  Jayne POOLEYWimpole Estate  Frances HAINESWinchester  Malcolm PRINCEWolverhampton  Amy SHARMAN
Woodbank  James Alec SELLENWoodley  Guy DAKINWorcester  John POWELLWorkington  Susan CAIN
Wormwood Scrubs  Ben LE ROUGETELWorsley Woods  Theresa SHAWWycombe Rye  Alan SHARPSYeovil Montacute  Kameron RIDLER
York  John REEVELL