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  Diane ROBERTSONAberystwyth  Jane E BAILEYAbingdon  Keiran PAYNEAlbert  Courtney WILSON
Alice Holt  Carolyn WICKHAMAndover  Kim HOLMESAntrim  Michael RIVERSArmagh  Kate COMISKEY
Arrow Valley  Ian BOYLEAshford  Mick JAMESAshton Court  Gill ATWILLAylesbury  Graham TAYLOR-PADDICK
Bangor  Jonathan MCGRATHBanstead Woods  Sally SKIPPERBarking  Kresh VEERASAMYBarnsley  Brian ISAM
Barnstaple  Andrew SAMUELBarrow  Laura JONES-BARNESBasildon  Danielle HUGHESBasingstoke  Kelly HOPE
Beckton  Steve PRIMUSBedfont Lakes  David DUGGANBedford  Tamar ALLANBeeston  Duncan Alex COX
Belfast Victoria  Ashleigh COLLIMBexley  Stephen TALBOTBlack Park  Gary HERONBlackhill  Gary WALLACE
Blickling  Brenda HUTCHEONBognor Regis  Heath LEWISBolton  Ann BUTLERBournemouth  Caz STEWART
Bradford  Frank MASLEYBramhall Park  Gary MILLIGANBrandon Country Park  Chris GAYBraunstone  Mike TINBERGEN
Brighton & Hove  Rosemary LEWORTHYBrockenhurst  Dawn ROGERSBrueton  Suzanne CUTLERBryn Bach  Adrian LEWIS
Burgess  Helen UNGBurnage  Tracey BLANCHARD-WEBBBurnley  Elaine HOLDSWORTHBury St Edmunds  Stephen ATKINS
Bushy Park  Emma HAZOUCambridge  Oli WADECamperdown  Julia M MUDDCannon Hill  Hilary FOSTER
Canterbury  Talibudin MONTEIRO-SHARRATTCardiff  Caroline PETERSONCarlisle  Gillian MCDOUGALLCarrickfergus  Ruth ROBINSON
Catton  Jeni EVANSCheadle Hulme  Sandra WILKINSONChelmsford Central  Pip WARBOYSCheltenham  Helen MAYO
Chipping Sodbury  Margaret CHANDLERClair  Neil DAWSONCleethorpes  Mattie PORTLOCKClumber Park  Dan STEPHEN
Colchester Castle  David WRIGHTColwick  Richard WINTERBURNComber  Curtis MCCAWConcord  Craige SPENCER
Congleton  Steve EVANSConkers  Isla BURNISHCorby  Kevin WATTCoventry  Sarj SINGH BASRA
CranePark  John TOVELLCross Flatts  Kenneth INGRAMCrystal Palace  Julie LETTSCuerden Valley  Yvonne JOHNSON
Darley  Helen SIMPSONDarlington South Park  Melanie HAMMONDDelamere  Brad EHLENDerry City  Sean MOLLOY
Dewsbury  Andrew BYRAMDoncaster  John DAWSONDulwich  Karen KEENANDurham  Mary KWOK
Eastbourne  Stuart BAKEREastleigh  Alison SOLOMONEdinburgh  Douglas A D GRANTEglinton  Dale SINCLAIR
Enniskillen  John MCDONNELLFalkirk  Mark SUTHERLANDFalls  Marie GRAHAMForest of Dean  Emma PARSONS
Forest Rec  Anthony ARAMFountains Abbey  Sharon BARLOWFrimley Lodge  Richard EVERINGHAMFritton Lake  Susan RYLES
Fulham Palace  Julia JAMESGateshead  Michael DENISONGibside  Jason FETTISGladstone  Kieran LYONS
Gorleston  John FIGIELGreat Cornard  Melonie EVANSGreat Lines  Gwynne GRANTGreat Notley  Cheryl HAMMOND
Greenock  John CARRUTHERSGreenwich  Peter COLLINSGrovelands  Helena MANFREDIGuildford  Debbie STOCKWELL
Gunnersbury  Ian LESLIEGunpowder  Catherine PENKETHHampstead Heath  Libby MAKINSONHanley  Kaye MORRISSEY
Harrogate  James BRADDONHarrow Lodge  Tracy GIDDINGSHavant  Roger JONESHeaton Park  Mel SMITH
Highbury Fields  David ARMETHillsborough  Rebecca BURRELLHilly Fields  Natalie ALDHAMHuddersfield  Jonny CARTWRIGHT
Hull  Sandra Leonie BUTLERHumber Bridge  Neil HERONHuntingdon  Leonard KIRKBYInverness  Elisabeth SMART
Ipswich  Gary JARVISKeswick  John CURRANKillerton  Lynette HAWESKingsbury Water  John HANSON
Kingston  Kathryn Louise HANCOCKLanhydrock  Jessica SPRYLarne  Maureen NIBLOCKLeamington  Sarah BARFIELD
Leeds  Gary COOKELincoln  Stu BLISSITTLittle Stoke  Ian TILEYLloyd  Foong CHEEK
Llyn Llech Owain  Paul JONESLongrun Meadow  Kevin WILLCOCKSLyme Park  Cath JONESMaidstone  Sharon Maria BOLAND
Maldon Prom  Kate PRIESTMansfield  Tania CLAYTONMarple  Elizabeth APSLEYMedina I.O.W.  Elizabeth COOPER
Mile End  Emma BUTTONMilton Keynes  Darren Michael O'LEARYMulbarton  Christina LAKEYMUSA Cookstown  Tanya BLACK
Netley Abbey  Sheryl JAMESNewbury  Michele PURCELLNewcastle  David James DANIELSNewent  Nick TYLER
Newport  Roni MARGERISONNorthala Fields  Nilu DEWANNorwich  Laura PARRYOld Deer Park  Jonathan ROURKE
Oldham  Paul HARTLEYOrmeau  Alan BROWNOrmskirk  Mike PRICEOrpington  Wendy TUNG
Osterley  Angeline DEJONGOxford  Jon EVANSParke  Sally SHOOLBRAIDPeckham Rye  Sam OSMOND
Pegwell Bay  Sacha LANGFIELDPendle  Leon BARRITTPennington Flash  Amanda DAVIESPenrith  Kevin WHITEMORE
Perth  Paul ALLCOATPeter Pan  Verena GOLACHPeterborough  Graham SCOTTPlymvalley  Angela KING
Pollok  Matthew O'BRIENPomphrey Hill  Ian MUSSELLPontypool  Sam Lewis COCHRANEPontypridd  Brian John GOUGH
Poole  John HALLETTPorthcawl  Nicholas HARRISPortrush  Kelly MISCANDLONPreston  Matt CARTWRIGHT
Preston Park  Mark BROCKLEHURSTPrinces  Peter YIPPymmes  Timothy WILLIAMSQueen Elizabeth  John COLLIS
Queens  Maurice LEESONReading  Matthew WALKERRedcar  Lauren DOWEYReigate Priory  Jack WILSON
Richmond Park  Neil CHESTERTONRiddlesdown  Simon BOLDRother Valley  Paul BERESFORDRotherham  Sue BOLTON
Roundhay  Pete TWIGGRoyal Tunbridge Wells  Stephanie TAYLORRushcliffe  Jacqueline PEARSONRushmoor  Sandra Janet MCCAIG
Scunthorpe  Karen WHITELAMSewerby  Joshua TAYLORSheffield Castle  Diane CAIRNSSheffield Hallam  Marion TATTERSALL
Sheringham  Gary LINDERShorne Woods  Royanna ROGERSShrewsbury  Margaret CONNARTYSkipton  Elliot ASHLEY
South Manchester  Jennifer HATCHSouth Shields  Daniel GREGGSouthampton  Samantha HOLLINSSouthend  Jacqui WELLINGTON
Southsea  Mathias GABRATSouthwick Country Park  Paul DIXONSpringburn  Mark DAVIESSt Andrews  Andrea Hepburn LAWRIE
St Helens  Craig CUNLIFFEStewart  Lucy AITHWAITEStrathclyde  Keir CRAWFORDSunderland  Jim DE
Swindon  Matt HOLLANDTees Barrage  Mark COXTelford  Andrew CROZIERTemple Newsam  Tally Nicole DIAMOND
Thetford  Pam RAETilgate  Sundeep KALSITollcross  Lesley MCARDLETonbridge  Abigail EXALL
Upton Court  Askar ANSARIValentines  Katherine HARRISWallace  Liam DOYLEWalsall Arboretum  Andrew CLAYTON
Walthamstow  Jonathan NAVANAYAGAMWanstead Flats  Stuart PHILLIPSWarrington  Louise BLIZZARDWatergrove  Jessica BULL
Waterworks  Roy WILLIAMSWeymouth  Steve LUKEWhitleyBay  Helen FENWICKWhitstable  Dennis GILL
Wimbledon Common  Graham WHITEWimpole Estate  Lee PRETLOVEWinchester  Molly GROTEWolverhampton  Lisa EARDLY
Woodbank  Elaine DEVINEWoodley  Sarah HILLINGWorcester  Cally REESWorkington  Gay EASTOE
Wormwood Scrubs  James SPENDERWorsley Woods  Andrew GORTONWycombe Rye  Richard CLIFFYeovil Montacute  James LEGG