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.

We believe that running should be fun, free and open to everyone. That’s why we have a Sweatshop Running Community at every Sweatshop store - every week, whatever the weather, we’ll have a beginner friendly 5k run. You’ll get a free t-shirt after 5 weeks and great ongoing rewards!

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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  Suzy WATSONAberystwyth  David HOPPERAbingdon  Will BULLOCKAlice Holt  Kevin WADE
Andover  Gareth COPPINGAntrim  Maria LUPARIArmagh  Rory CAMPBELLArrow Valley  Liza FELLOWS
Ashford  Andrew SMITHAshton Court  Janet O'CONNELLAylesbury  Chris TURNERBanbury  David HAWTIN
Banstead Woods  Wendy BALLARDBarking  Dawn BLAKEBarnsley  Tim MORGANBarnstaple  Alasdair SWAN
Basildon  Jon PAYNEBasingstoke  Mark NORRISBeckton  Gary HUNTBedfont Lakes  David LLOYD
Bedford  Reuben WILLIAMSBeeston  Christine Mary BEXTONBelfast Victoria  Sam RAINEYBexley  Catherine PEERLESS
Blackhill  Christopher BOYDBlandford  Sandra DAVIESBolton  Cecilia WOODSBournemouth  Kevin DOWSETT
Bradford  Howard Leslie SAWYERBramhall Park  Martin JOHNSONBrandon Country Park  Wayne ASKEWBraunstone  Cliff FUNG
Brentwood  Susan BANNOCKSBrighton & Hove  Joe RODENBrockenhurst  David MCELHENNYBryn Bach  Sam STANDERWICK
Buckingham  Angela DYKEBurgess  Michal Krzysztof SASADEUSZBurnage  Tony CHAPPELLBurnley  Anthony HUDSON
Bury St Edmunds  Jayne SCHOFIELDBushy Park  Imogen KINGCambridge  Mike HORSCROFTCamperdown  Sarah JOHNSTON
Cannon Hill  Paul HARRISCarlisle  William CARTERCarrickfergus  Emma BEATTIECassiobury  Alistair BALDERSON
Cheadle Hulme  Chris KERSHAWChelmsford Central  John CUTTERChichester  Peter ANDERSONChippenham  Julie TRUDGEON
Chipping Sodbury  Marie MARTINClair  Hayley SHERRELLCleethorpes  Lynne HIGGINSClumber Park  Terry EASTWOOD
Colby  Abi HARTColchester Castle  Lee HYKELColwick  Stephen SHANKSConcord  Lauren DEACON
Congleton  Michelle Louise MATTHEWSConkers  Lauren FORDCorby  Alan MUTCHCranePark  Martin HARRIS
Cranleigh  Geraldine WILLIAMSCross Flatts  Isaac YASINCroxteth Hall  Paula KEELEYCuerden Valley  Gabriella CORBRIDGE
Darley  Michelle WHETTONDarlington South Park  Clare PARKDartford  Kevin VICKERSDaventry  Emma WILLIAMS
Derry City  Kathleen CONDRENDoncaster  Jenna GOREDruridge Bay  Ray CARMODYDulwich  Claire STEWARD
Durham  Lucy HERKESEastbourne  Liz JOINEREastleigh  Molly STOCKSEcos  Kate HASSON
Edinburgh  Peter SCOLLSEglinton  John BURNETTEllesmere Port  Jack THOMASEnniskillen  Paula LYNCH
Exeter Riverside  Andrew KITSONFalkirk  Jennifer JEFFERYFalls  Martina RAFFERTYFolkestone  Chloe LENNON
Forest of Dean  Tim WATKINSForest Rec  Tessa TURTONFountains Abbey  Nicky JOHNSONFrimley Lodge  Alex LONGMUIR
Fritton Lake  Timothy SIMSFulham Palace  Rosalind STRICKLANDGateshead  Mark Francis LAMBERTGladstone  Ryan Guven YORUK
Gorleston  Mark COLLINSGraves  Sue RANSOMGreat Cornard  Samantha COOPERGreat Notley  John WARNE
Greenock  Romina SCOTTGreenwich  Colin MACKENZIEGunnersbury  Tom CORBETTGunpowder  Paul REDDAWAY
Halifax  Melanie WESTHampstead Heath  Agi NICHOLSONHanley  Millie HOLMESHarlow  Roy STEVEN
Harrogate  Moira MCTAGUEHarrow Lodge  Bobby SEARSHatfield Forest  Steve SAUNDERSHavant  Julie COLLINS POWELL
Hazlehead  Graham MCDERMIDHeaton Park  Sheila WETTONHereford  Lois NEWELLHighbury Fields  Michael RICHARDSON
Hillsborough  Christopher BARRANHilly Fields  Jacqueline FRANCISHockley Woods  Debby GARNERHorsham  Harry WILCOX
Huddersfield  John WRIGHTHull  Wayne MARTINDALEHumber Bridge  Lee CRAVENInverness  Paul W DAVIDSON
Ipswich  Dave LUMBYKillerton  Jonathan NEWMANKings Lynn  Andrew KELMANKingsbury Water  Peter BOARDMAN
Kingston  David VENTERLanhydrock  Jim BRYDONLarne  Hannah CLEMENTSLeamington  Louise MOODIE
Lincoln  Sandra PURDYLittle Stoke  Krishnan RAMBADHRANLloyd  Cress DAVIDSONLongrun Meadow  Caroline BARRATT
Lyme Park  Michael SHELDONMaldon Prom  Andrew LAGERMansfield  Edward TURNERMarple  Emma WILSON
Medina I.O.W.  Ian JOLLIFFEMelton Mowbray  Rebecca FORRESTERMile End  Sophie BUTTONMilton Keynes  Ami GARDNER
Mulbarton  Robert EWINMUSA Cookstown  Nigel STOCKMANNetley Abbey  Anna SMITH-JAMESNewark  Brian THOMPSON
Newbury  Keith PEARCENewcastle  Craig Alan SMITHNorthala Fields  Bishnu DEWANNorwich  Angela MAN
Nostell Priory  Alison JOHN-BAPTISTEOak Hill  David BIRKSOld Deer Park  Ron MIAOOldham  Sarah WATERS
Ormeau  Deborah KELLYOrpington  Giles James WOLFEOsterley  Tara MARTINPanshanger  Craig STEPHENSON
Parke  Andy HARDPeckham Rye  Verity SPOONCERPegwell Bay  Andy YOOFOOPendle  Mark NUTTALL
Pennington Flash  Daniel BOLTONPenrith  Jed THOMPSONPerry Hall  Amorelle CAMPBELLPerth  Michael MCCONNELL
Peter Pan  Tracey TOMLINSONPeterborough  Stephanie DALESPlymvalley  Courtenay BOTTERILLPollok  Graeme PERT
Pomphrey Hill  Pawel BARANOWSKIPontefract  Karen COOKPontypool  Helen JENKINSPontypridd  Jo-Ann GWYNNE
Poole  Edward WARHURSTPorthcawl  Thomas OGILVIEPortrush  Victoria SMYTHPreston  Philip BENTON
Preston Park  Sarah KILMARTINPrinces  Mark Peter RUSSELLPymmes  Charlie MARCHIONEQueen Elizabeth  Robin GREENFIELD
Reading  Sally-Ann BYNOERedcar  Bethany O'GRADYReigate Priory  David BAILEYRichmond Park  Lucy BARTON
Riddlesdown  Lilia JACKSONRiverside  Jeff JOHNSTONRother Valley  Andrew Peter ROSCAMPRoundhay  Sarah MCANDREW
Roundshaw Downs  Mick TURNERRoyal Tunbridge Wells  Jeremy EVANSRushcliffe  Jackie ULYATTSedgefield  Richard FEARNSIDE
Sewerby  Anthony Philip HUGHESSheffield Castle  Dane WRIGHTSheringham  Malcolm BALLShorne Woods  Vicki FAY
Shrewsbury  Rick GARCIASkipton  Oscar STAPLETONSouth Oxhey  Val LLOYDSouth Shields  Mark HODGSON
Southampton  Chris JONESSouthsea  A THREADINGHAMSouthwark  Akshay KUMARSouthwick Country Park  Linda UNSWORTH
Springburn  John FARRSt Albans  Howard BULLSt Andrews  Jennifer MORRISSt Helens  Julie ZDRENKA
Stewart  Katie BURNSStrathclyde  William REIDSwindon  Glenn SEDGWICKTamar Lakes  Hester LACEY
Tees Barrage  David MOGIETelford  Jamie FARRELLYTemple Newsam  Gez DRISCOLLThetford  Marie DALE
Tilgate  Gary VILESTollcross  Beth MAGUIRETonbridge  Fiona WICKSTring  Ken DOUGLAS
Upton Court  Katy HUGHESValley  Julie MCMULLANVictoria  Stephen BROWNWakefield Thornes  Nigel BROWN
Walsall Arboretum  Samantha JONESWalthamstow  Angela LAMBERTWanstead Flats  John DALYWatergrove  Karen REESON
Waterworks  Gerry GRIBBONWeymouth  Melanie WARDWhitleyBay  Marie HOWEWhitstable  Jamie WATSON
Wimbledon Common  Paul BUSAWinchester  Richard SHINGLETON-SMITHWoking  Steve LEWISWolverhampton  W. Roy GREW
Woodhouse Moor  Phil HAMMONDWoodley  Kevin LEWINGTONWormwood Scrubs  Lan-Lan SMITHWorsley Woods  David RAPINETT
Wycombe Rye  Guy HYLTONYeovil Montacute  Binoy MANIMALAYork  Jerry BARNES