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  Mike MACKAYAberystwyth  Jane THOROGOODAbingdon  Katharine HARRISAlice Holt  Tom CHAPMAN
Andover  Connor MCCABEAntrim  Nigel GREENANArmagh  Mark LUNDYArrow Valley  Richard ELLISON
Ashford  Simon JACKSONAshton Court  Alison Jane ALLENAylesbury  Mathew BROWNBangor  Robert MARTIN
Banstead Woods  Anita HEDGESBarking  John LANGBarnsley  David John LEEBarnstaple  Finn SWANSON
Barrow  Darren MCSWEENEYBasildon  Michael WOODWARDBeckton  Sharmin CHOWDHURYBedfont Lakes  Carol PATON
Bedford  Pasqualino NOTAROBeeston  Betty FAULKNERBelfast Victoria  Colin FULTONBexley  Neal WELTON
Blackhill  Anna BYRNEBlickling  John GAYBognor Regis  Anita WATKINSBolton  Philip WORSLEY
Bournemouth  Kathy MOOREBradford  Helen LOVEBramhall Park  Jill TAVINIBraunstone  Melanie Deanne SNUTCH
Brighton & Hove  Cliff EVANSBrueton  Val RALPHBryn Bach  Stephen WILLIAMSBuckingham  Charlie CAMPBELL
Burgess  Gordon SCHULTZBurnage  Annette SKEGGBurnley  David HOWARDBury St Edmunds  Jenny BIRD
Bushy Park  Angus SHENNANCambridge  Peter JACKSONCamperdown  Lesley COUTTSCannon Hill  Grahame Francis COOPER
Cardiff  Simon HILLCarlisle  Jonny MAGRICarrickfergus  David MOORECatton  Kelly CORNISH
Cheadle Hulme  Annabel TRASKChelmsford Central  Daniel CHUBBCheltenham  Tom JANTA-LIPINSKIChippenham  Rohaise DES VOEUX
Chipping Sodbury  Michael RIDENCitypark  Joan FITZPATRICKClair  Anna BARTTERCleethorpes  Sarah EDWARDS
Clumber Park  Paul SCOTTColchester Castle  Mark CHIPPENDALEColwick  William SULLIVANComber  Andrew STRICKLAND
Concord  Jake DODDCongleton  Jackie Anne MOSSConkers  Dean NILANDCorby  Shonagh FULLARTON
Coventry  June JOHNSONCranePark  Paul WAPSHOTTCross Flatts  Anna FRANCECrystal Palace  Neil JEFFRIES
Cuerden Valley  Ray OATESDarley  Charlotte STACKDarlington South Park  Ian TULLOCHDelamere  George BROOKS
Doncaster  Paul ROBINSONDurham  Brian COWELLEastbourne  Fenella MALONEYEcos  Torie TENNANT
Edinburgh  Kirsti ORSKOVEnniskillen  James DAVIDSONFalkirk  Harvey LISTERFalls  Conal MCKEE
Forest of Dean  Claire LAVENDERForest Rec  Karen ARCHERFountains Abbey  Nicole SUTTONFrimley Lodge  George SPINKS
Fritton Lake  Andy BANKSFulham Palace  Eliza GAFFNEYGateshead  Judy ALDERSONGibside  Rachael SHEPHERD
Gladstone  Amy WATSONGorleston  Lisa SMITHGreat Cornard  Dee ST LEDGERGreat Lines  Callun CROLLA
Greenock  John BANNISTERGreenwich  Alan JACKAMANGrovelands  Melvin LEWISGuildford  Matthew William John BENNETT
Gunnersbury  Jenny MCCULLOUGHGunpowder  Tracy HIRDHackney Marshes  Agim SEJDIJAJHampstead Heath  Daniel BERRY
Hanley  Kerry DIXONHarrogate  Adam ATKINSONHarrow Lodge  Jeremy WILKESHavant  Denyse KING
Heaton Park  Gary HORSFIELDHighbury Fields  Joanne HISLOPHillsborough  Chris SPIRESHilly Fields  Andrew MUNDY
Huddersfield  David IBBOTSONHull  David RUSSELLHumber Bridge  Mitch TRAINORHuntingdon  Alice NOYES
Inverness  Alan Robert BROWNKeswick  Anna CAMPIONKillerton  John GOSTLINGKings Lynn  Dave COOK
Kingsbury Water  Elizabeth Anne O'ROURKEKingston  Neal COADYLanhydrock  Matthew HARRISONLarne  Graham BOWEN
Leamington  Kimberley FRYERLeeds  David WOMERSLEYLincoln  Louisa DENNETTLittle Stoke  Karen OWEN
Lloyd  James MOORELlyn Llech Owain  Nigel THOMASLongrun Meadow  Marcus ALBANOLyme Park  Kelly BAXTER
Maidstone  Martin SHELLAKERMaldon Prom  Jason SEARLESMansfield  Victoria GRIFFITHSMarple  Christopher CARRE
Medina I.O.W.  Grace CRUMPLINMile End  Colin GOSSMulbarton  David BARCLAYMUSA Cookstown  Marina ABBOTT
Netley Abbey  Wayne ANDREWSNewbury  Rob SAUNDERSNewcastle  Andrew E SLATTERYNewent  Frances HUNTINGFORD
Newport  Miles THOMASNonsuch  Enda CLEARYNorthala Fields  Lalita RAINorwich  Lydia WARNES
Old Deer Park  Simi GREWALOldham  Sheila PHILLIPSOrmeau  Dolly LANEOrmskirk  Jean MITCHELL
Orpington  Kim CHANCEOsterley  Owen SEAMANParke  Tim SLEATHPeckham Rye  Max COTTERELL-EAST
Pegwell Bay  Mika GRIFFITHSPendle  Gracie NUTTALLPennington Flash  Carla Richee HULSEPenrith  Sienna PARKER
Perth  Gideon LIDSTONEPeter Pan  Helen NASHPeterborough  Louise PETTMANPlymvalley  Timothy HOWES
Pollok  Henry MERRIWEATHERPomphrey Hill  Chris WILLIAMSPontefract  Andrew FIRTHPontypool  Lisa GRIFFIN
Pontypridd  Ruth COCHRANPoole  Clare JULYANPorthcawl  Philip Francis SMITHPortrush  Nina MORRISON
Preston  Sinead SWEENEYPreston Park  Russ THORPEDOPrinces  Helen BERRYPymmes  Michel LEIGH
Queen Elizabeth  Beverley TUNEQueens  Kevin CRAWFORDReading  Kerry EASTWOOD (ROBERTS)Redcar  Deborah HUNTER
Reigate Priory  Thomas EATONRichmond Park  Elio ZENTILINRiddlesdown  Nigel FINCHRiverside  Steven MEDD
Rother Valley  John WALLERRotherham  David CRAWSHAWRoundhay  Joel GIDDINGSRoundshaw Downs  Laura FOSTER
Royal Tunbridge Wells  Zena HASSELLRushcliffe  Rachel ANGELLSewerby  Linda HALLSheffield Castle  Tom COSSHAM
Sheffield Hallam  George CARMANShorne Woods  Anthony DAVISShrewsbury  Sarah HOLYOAKESkipton  Gary MCKINNEY
South Shields  Jonathan BONESouthampton  Kim Diane KELLYSouthwark  Terry HALLSouthwick Country Park  Simon EVANS
Springburn  Scott ANDERSONSt Albans  Adam Paul Pierce SMITHSt Andrews  Akira O'CONNORStewart  Gabrielle HALL
Strathclyde  Jonathan LOCKSunderland  Mark Andrew ROBINSONSwindon  Jenny GARTHTees Barrage  David FENDER
Telford  John THOMPSONTemple Newsam  Sophie TURNERThetford  Graham WILLIAMSTilgate  Lorraine HUNTER
Tollcross  Philip HARRISONTonbridge  Esther LEWRYUpton Court  Amresh BANGALOREVictoria  Sheila FARQUHARSON
Wallace  Emma MURPHYWalsall Arboretum  Simon RHODESWalthamstow  Steve PEACOCKWanstead Flats  Miriam MUZZELL
Watergrove  Julia MOOREWaterworks  Brett ARTHURWeymouth  Brian FIELDSWhitleyBay  Daniel WILKINSON
Whitstable  Alex HOLLIDAYWimbledon Common  Charlie SNOWWimpole Estate  Steve HINSHELWOODWolverhampton  Adam GUY
Woodbank  Kathleen COOPERWoodley  Alice JOHNSONWorcester  Graham PLUMPTONWorkington  Carl POOLEY
Wormwood Scrubs  Fraser BRYDSONWorsley Woods  John JELLICOEWycombe Rye  Lucas BLYTHWythenshawe  Andrew NOBBS
Yeovil Montacute  Lesley MATTHEWSYork  Kevin WALKER