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  William GRAHAMAberystwyth  Andrew Robert FILMERAbingdon  Kathy BURBIDGEAlbert  Julie Pauline BERRIMAN
Alice Holt  Douglas BLYTHAlly Pally  Sam GREENAndover  Sheila OLDACREAntrim  Aisling BUSBY
Armagh  Ann MALLONArrow Valley  Corin ELLIOTTAshford  Louise PEPPERAshton Court  Jules SMAILES
Aylesbury  Alison ROBERTSBangor  Diane MCCAUGHANBanstead Woods  Kevin LEWISBarking  Sally BRIDGE
Barnsley  Charley SCHOFIELDBarnstaple  Wayne FENNELLBarrow  Raymond ROBBBasildon  Andrew MUMBY
Basingstoke  Matthew LYNESSBedfont Lakes  Julia CHAPMANBedford  Maria RUTGERSBeeston  Keith PEPPER
Belfast Victoria  Jo-Anne Nicola CROOKSBexley  Grant GRIFFINBlackhill  Andy GRAHAMBlandford  Ian Edward NEWBURY
Blickling  Eddie WHITINGBognor Regis  Alison STEADBolton  Robert SHORTBournemouth  Richard CANNINGS
Bradford  Mark DAVISBramhall Park  Paul HAINESBrandon Country Park  Linda BAXTERBraunstone  Ann POPOVICH
Brighton & Hove  Julia MASONBrockenhurst  Alan William HORSWELLBrockwell  Hipolito F INDIASBrueton  Linda Michele WHITEHEAD
Bryn Bach  Gareth CHISLETTBuckingham  Rosemary SHUTTLEWOODBurgess  Dee LYEBurnage  Karen CHARTERS
Bury St Edmunds  Matthew BULLOCKBushy Park  Zoe Alison RIDINGCambridge  Sarah OAKLEY-MUDGECamperdown  Brian Mckenzie DUNBAR
Cannon Hill  Chrissie BOYERCanterbury  Sasha SHAKERCardiff  Luke HESLOPCarlisle  Louisa WEEKS
Carrickfergus  Jennie HAGGANCheadle Hulme  Richard ADAMSChelmsford Central  Rory THOMASCheltenham  Gerard GATEK
Chichester  Andrew MOOREChippenham  Richard STRANGEChipping Sodbury  Bob BELLCitypark  Dawn CONNOLLY
Clair  Stuart BIRCHCleethorpes  Matthew STOREYClumber Park  Paul HEWLETTColby  Christine DAVIES
Colchester Castle  Zena WOOLLERColwick  Eileen O'REILLYComber  John NEILLConcord  David Alan BIBBY
Congleton  Maureen DUTTONConkers  Helen ADAMSCorby  Amanda WILSONCoventry  Sukhjit POONI
CranePark  Pam STEWARTCross Flatts  Peter STOREYCuerden Valley  John WISEMANDarley  Nigel TISSINGTON
Darlington South Park  Helen TAYLORDartford  Angela O'SULLIVANDelamere  Alison MORTONDewsbury  Judith SATCHELL
Doncaster  David SIMSDruridge Bay  Nira FLANIGHANDulwich  Kirsten MUNDYDurham  Stacey ROBERTS
Eastleigh  Donna RODGEREcos  Martina RICHMONDEdinburgh  Jimmy HUDSONEnniskillen  Margaret COLLINS
Exeter Riverside  Jonathan MAJORFalkirk  Innes CHALMERSFalls  Ruth MCDADEFinsbury Park  Christopher KEELEY
Fountains Abbey  Simon MCCUDDENFrimley Lodge  Samuel Joseph Stanford HULMEFritton Lake  Sue FRASERFulham Palace  Bob LYNAM
Gateshead  Melanie SIBTHORPEGibside  Lewis H SMALLGladstone  Jamie GALALGraves  Andy CASWELL
Great Cornard  Barbara WHITEGreat Lines  Nigel READGreat Notley  David Paul TOOMBSGreenock  Robin MCAUSLAN
Greenwich  Barry BEESLEYGrovelands  Lynne COXGuildford  Keith HARRISONGunnersbury  Roy WITCOMB
Gunpowder  Ben WARDHackney Marshes  Ian WEIRHanley  Graham KEMPHarrogate  Pam GILES
Harrow Lodge  Neil Kenneth TRUSLERHartlepool  Radha VENKATESANHavant  Gary MCCAWLEYHeaton Park  John O'REILLY
Highbury Fields  Stephen HEYHillsborough  Paul COSSHAMHilly Fields  Ella FANNINGHuddersfield  Bridget HUGHES
Hull  Claire BELLHumber Bridge  Jannette KELLYHuntingdon  Katherine IRESONIpswich  Robin HARPER
Keswick  Heleen FRANKEN-GILLKillerton  Lucy EARPKings Lynn  Jacob Andrew KELMANKingsbury Water  Owen CHURCH
Kingston  John KIPPSLarne  Ashlynn RODGERSLeamington  Nicola EDDENLeeds  Mike WEBB
Lincoln  Claire MILLSLittle Stoke  Dave GUESTLloyd  Sean NEWCOMBELlyn Llech Owain  Jack TREMLETT
Longrun Meadow  Nadine PROUSELyme Park  Denise COSTELLOMansfield  Danni TURNERMarple  John BATES
Medina I.O.W.  John Victor LANGLEYMile End  Mike O'CONNELLMulbarton  Steve JACKSONMUSA Cookstown  Denise WRIGHT
Newark  Simon HITCHCOXNewent  Owen FISHPOOLNewport  Louis MORGANNorwich  Jason BRUNT
Nostell Priory  Christine SHAWOak Hill  Richard LORDOld Deer Park  Colin MCNEILLYOrmskirk  Chris HODGEN
Orpington  Amanda WEEKESOsterley  Geoff MILESOxford  Chris JONESParke  Rob POLLARD
Peckham Rye  Gila TABRIZIPendle  John HARTLEYPennington Flash  Lesley SMITHPenrith  Judy JOHNSON
Perth  Kenneth G N STEWARTPeter Pan  John SCHOFIELDPeterborough  Martin SHELBOURNEPomphrey Hill  Vic GARNER
Pontefract  Russell ELLISPoole  Vanya RITCHIEPorthcawl  Georgina FRASERPortrush  Bryan EDGAR
Preston  Gillian MALCOLMPreston Park  Joe ASHLEYPrinces  Aimee PIERCEPymmes  Steven ABUNU
Queen Elizabeth  Claire IVEYQueens  Sandra MCKILLOPReading  Alix EYLESRedcar  Helen TYREMAN
Reigate Priory  Oliver Michael FIRTHRichmond Park  Christopher COOPERRiddlesdown  John FOANRiverside  Kirstin Ann FARQUHAR
Rother Valley  Owen THOMASRotherham  Richard BANKSRoundhay  Max ROSTRONRoundshaw Downs  Tom CURTIS
Royal Tunbridge Wells  Martin GREENRushcliffe  Marcelle MORRISRushmoor  Bertie MATTHEWSSewerby  Kathryn HAMMOND
Sheffield Castle  Trevor WRIGHTSheffield Hallam  Sarah HAWKERShorne Woods  Louise STAPLEYShrewsbury  Geoff BLACK
Skipton  Peter WOODSouth Shields  Shaun KINGHORNSouthampton  Karen PIGGOTTSouthsea  Lorraine TUCKER
Southwark  Susan COLEMANSouthwick Country Park  Simon WOODFORDSpringburn  Pauline DOHERTYSt Albans  Jenny MADDOCKS
St Andrews  Tom HEDLEYSt Helens  Lindsey HEATONStewart  David SMITHStrathclyde  Jason MILES-CAMPBELL
Swindon  Jane STEPHENSTees Barrage  Neil RICHMONDTelford  Nathan GREENTemple Newsam  Fraser CORRY
Thetford  Katharine MOLDTilgate  Vanessa WINDUSTTollcross  Kevin MCMILLANTonbridge  Florrie MCIVER-HALL
Upton Court  James BATESValley  Matthew MULLIGANVictoria  Pamela MCCABEWallace  Michael HARRIS
Walsall Arboretum  Michael POULTONWalthamstow  Gillian ANDREWSWanstead Flats  Susan MCDOWELLWatergrove  Mick BULL
Waterworks  Lorcan MCCLEANWeymouth  Lindsay HOLEWhitleyBay  Alex NICHOLSONWhitstable  Judith HALL
Wolverhampton  Trudi LISSEMANWoodbank  Michael Arthur NEWBERYWoodley  Paul MACKENZIEWorcester  Caz KIBBLE
Workington  Joanna FLEMINGWorsley Woods  Glyn DAVIESWythenshawe  Mark SYDDALLYeovil Montacute  Rob GUNDRY
York  Samantha LYTH