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  Rajendra REGMIAberystwyth  Dave THOMASAbingdon  Fiona COBBAlbert  Lisa CHAPMAN
Alice Holt  Kirsty HOLDENAlly Pally  Andy HALLAndover  Jeremy BARBERAntrim  Brian MCMENAMIN
Armagh  Martin MCVEIGHArrow Valley  Sheila BARBOURAshford  Rod KESSACKAshton Court  Jolana PRICE
Aylesbury  Kate JOHNSONAyr  David HORNBYBanbury  Lisa MOULDERBangor  Matthew ARMSTRONG-SANCHEZ
Banstead Woods  Kelly Marie MASONBarking  Maria Ivonne BARRERABarnsley  Katie LEEBarnstaple  Will SUTTON
Barrow  William JONES-BARNESBarry Island  Ryan PRICEBasildon  Carole VINICOMBEBasingstoke  Kathryn ALLAWAY
Beckton  John WISEBedfont Lakes  Carl MORANBedford  Emma MURPHYBeeston  Aimee HARTSHORNE
Belfast Victoria  Imelda MCCONNELLBexley  Darren RICKARDBlack Park  Jackie HOLLANDBlackhill  Sue URWIN
Blickling  Rebecca WESTMORELANDBognor Regis  Morrigan GLENDENNINGBolton  Archie GRIMSHAWBournemouth  Sam MOLLAGHAN
Bracknell  Jan SMITHBradford  Julie GRINDLEYBramhall Park  Paul SPENCEBrandon Country Park  Carolyn CORDNER
Braunstone  Dean Francis HASSALLBrentwood  Tania PATERSONBrighton & Hove  Amanda GARMANBrockenhurst  Jo MURPHY
Brockwell  Daisy CHRISTODOULOUBrueton  Tomas MAIDMENTBryn Bach  Rhys LEWISBuckingham  David HASTINGS-BARNES
Burgess  Nadia SIRABurnage  Callum MILLINGTONBurnley  Marcus PREEDYBury St Edmunds  Claire JAY
Bushy Park  Lucy THATCHERCambridge  Gail MARCHANT-DAISLEYCamperdown  Emma FARDONCannon Hill  Jake CRAWSHAW
Canterbury  Glenn WILSONCardiff  Helen PALMERCarlisle  Ruth WOODHOUSECarrickfergus  Laura BOUMA
Cassiobury  Vaishali GARGCatton  Brian MOORECheadle Hulme  Matthew TORKINGTONChelmsford Central  John MCCAYNA
Cheltenham  Kevin DENDYChichester  Charlie COOLEYChippenham  Julia MADDOCKSChipping Sodbury  Margaret BABER
Citypark  Jonathan PEDENClair  Karen CATMURCleethorpes  Spencer HIGGINSClumber Park  Charlotte HEWITT
Colby  Mary BOWEN REESColchester Castle  Cherri FARRENColwick  Howard WATKINSONComber  Judith HOEY
Concord  Nick AGUILACongleton  James ANDERTONConkers  Janet POTTERConwy  Mark JESSETT
Corby  Simon COOKCoventry  Peter ESTICKCranePark  Stephen SAINSBURYCranleigh  Chris MERCER
Croxteth Hall  Ged SHANNONCrystal Palace  Michele GOLDENCuerden Valley  Anees SHAIKHDarley  Marie STANDLEY
Darlington South Park  Julie BELLDartford  Kate HARGREAVESDaventry  Brenda TARBUCKDelamere  Andrew ONAN-READ
Didcot  Sebastian LAWTONDoncaster  Amy ROBINSONDruridge Bay  Micky SHOREDulwich  Stuart MILNE
Durham  Michael ROSSEastbourne  Jules CAUSTONEastleigh  Jo NASHEcos  Neil PURVIS
Edinburgh  John MCGLYNNEglinton  Susan RHODESEllesmere Port  Karen KAVANAGHEnniskillen  Carol MCCUSKER
Falkirk  Karen WILLIAMSFalls  Daniel TURLEYFolkestone  Catherine CHAPMAN-JONESForest of Dean  Andy GEORGE
Forest Rec  Sarah TYLERFountains Abbey  Marie PILLARFrimley Lodge  Ian ELLIOTTFritton Lake  Adrian Richard SIMMONDS
Fulham Palace  Crispin FINNGadebridge  Keith WISHARTGainsborough  Craig WILLIAMSONGateshead  Samantha DAINTY
Gibside  David ANDERSONGladstone  Cihan READDIEGorleston  Darren HONOURGraves  Angela JACKSON
Great Cornard  Sally-Ann BOWENGreat Lines  Susan IVESGreat Notley  Toby PEREIRAGreenock  Kevin CLARK
Greenwich  Gill COADGrovelands  Debra SKAPOULLISGuildford  Rhiannon HARROLDGunnersbury  Gerardine PADBURY
Gunpowder  Colin NAMANHackney Marshes  Janet MURISONHackworth  Jill TIDMARSHHalifax  John GREENWOOD
Hampstead Heath  David HELLIWELLHanley  Charlie COXHarcourt Hill  Jill LASTHarlow  Claire COOTES
Harrogate  Kevin-Malachy MURPHYHarrow  Chris PARKINSON-BESTHarrow Lodge  Stephen MCCARTHYHastings  Audrey HAFFENDEN
Hatfield Forest  Joanne COLEBOURNEHavant  Simon WILLIAMSHazlehead  Pauline IRVINGHeaton Park  Julie E BROGAN
Hereford  Julie TOWNSENDHighbury Fields  James HISLOPHillsborough  Anthony O'KEEFEHilly Fields  Heather Louise RAINSBURY
Hockley Woods  Jacqueline PATCHINGHorsham  Ryan ROTHEHuddersfield  Paul ELSEYHull  Craig SUDDABY
Humber Bridge  Graham HAVERCROFTHuntingdon  Phil PEARSONSInverness  Kirstie MACDONALDIpswich  Dalton COE
Kesgrave  Emily DIXEYKeswick  Kathryn CLARKEKillerton  Roger SAUNDERSKings Lynn  Ramhari POUDYAL
Kingsbury Water  Jack JOHNSONKirkcaldy  Ben HUKINSLanhydrock  Leo CLARKELarne  James TOPPING
Leamington  Rupe CHAHALLimavady  Jeff YOUNGLincoln  Jack THOMASLittle Stoke  Andrew FILBY
Lloyd  Melanie HINDSLlyn Llech Owain  Berwyn DAVIESLongrun Meadow  Sam WHITELullingstone  Richard PITCAIRN-KNOWLES
Luton Wardown  Lena PATELLyme Park  Neil ROBERTSMaidenhead  James MORLMaidstone  Keeley FRAZER-WISE
Maldon Prom  Bob GEARMansfield  Keith CHADWICKMarket Harborough  Tim COOKEMarple  Gavin EYQUEM
Medina I.O.W.  Ellie BACONMelton Mowbray  Emma MACHOWSKAMile End  Hassan NOSHIBMilton Keynes  Kate METCALFE
Netley Abbey  Kaitlyn COXHILLNewark  Ernie CLARKENewbury  Michael Kenneth SHERIDANNewcastle  Tommy SMITH
Newent  Graham BAKERNewport  Peter RODGERNonsuch  Iona AGIUSNorthala Fields  Tom DONOGHUE
Norwich  Sharon HILLNostell Priory  Maya MCCORMACKOak Hill  Sushila GURUNGOld Deer Park  Jason MANSFIELD
Oldham  Tom KASPROWICZOrmeau  Nuala MCVEIGHOrmskirk  Barry RYDEROrpington  Caitlin PARKHOUSE
Osterley  Isabel ABRAHALLOxford  Magdalen CLEARYPanshanger  Sarah HOPEWELLParke  Garry SMART
Peckham Rye  Mark EDWARDSPegwell Bay  Rinie UPTONPendle  Sean COLEPennington Flash  Bill HOLDEN
Penrith  Rebecca THOMPSONPenrose  Damian COOKPerry Hall  Lorna WITTERPerth  Jamie WILSON
Peter Pan  Adam FOXPeterborough  Oliver HOUSEPollok  Mhairi GERVAISPomphrey Hill  Erin RAINEY
Pontefract  Hayley HAWTHORNEPontypool  Abigail BROWNPontypridd  Andy DAVIESPoole  Graham FILMER
Porthcawl  Chris PRATTPortobello  Sandy MACDONALDPortrush  John CRAIGPreston  John Benedict ALLEN
Preston Park  Sue PINNICKPrinces  Lewis WESTRAYPymmes  Amy HOWARDQueen Elizabeth  Andy STATHAM
Queens  Ciaran Michael DOHERTYRaphael  Suba MASANAMUTHURedcar  Andrew WHILESReigate Priory  Noah WEBB
Richmond Park  Amrut SHARMARiddlesdown  Peter LAURENCERiverside  Michael POTTERRother Valley  Jill HEFFREN
Roundhay  Alan BRACKENRoundshaw Downs  Jonathan SHARROCKRoyal Tunbridge Wells  Sofia BAGULEYRushcliffe  Kate COPPINGER
Sedgefield  Leslie WADEYSewerby  Simon PORTERSheffield Castle  Ben MURPHYSheffield Hallam  Alan DALE-HUGHES
Sheringham  Maggie GENTRYShorne Woods  Mark JOLLEYShrewsbury  Gary JONESSkipton  Lauren GUEST
South Manchester  Andy TOWNHILLSouth Oxhey  Alison MEADSouth Shields  David BRACKSouthampton  Gladys LEGASPI
Southend  Jo HARDINGSouthsea  Emma WILLIAMSSouthwick Country Park  Carrie ALMEIDASpringburn  Ellie DOHERTY
St Albans  Amina HATIASt Andrews  Eliza MCLACHLANSt Helens  Angela BEECHStamford Park  Chris DOBSON
Stewart  Fiona SIMMONETTEStrathclyde  Jean-Yves DANIELSunderland  Michelle AVERYSwindon  Les MARSHALLSAY
Tamar Lakes  Ali MOULDERTees Barrage  Emily BEAUMONTTelford  Lesley CARTWRIGHTTemple Newsam  Jasmine TROTT
Thetford  Lisa WHITEHEADTilgate  Alnur HASSAMTollcross  Justin CARTERTonbridge  Sarah BOULLE
Tring  Judi HOPCROFTUpton Court  Dennis BONNIEValentines  Bernd SCHULTEValley  Martyne GIRVAN
Victoria  Brona STEELWakefield Thornes  Sarah MCEWANWallace  Eamon MCCAIGHYWalsall Arboretum  Barbara JOHNSON
Walthamstow  Ethan GEORGESONWanstead Flats  Kwadwo SARKODIEWarrington  Kevin LAKINWatergrove  Richard BUTTERWICK
Waterworks  Philomena DONALDSONWetherby  David NIELDWeymouth  John ROBINSONWhitleyBay  Zea Maize ARCILLAS
Whitstable  Jo NORRINGTONWidnes  Chloe STUBBSWilmslow  Mark BELCHERWimbledon Common  Liz OSTROWSKI
Wimpole Estate  Charlotte SANSOMEWinchester  Laura J COWENWoking  Payal MEHTAWolverhampton  Mary SOLOMON
Woodbank  Stephen BROWNWoodhouse Moor  Caroline SANDERSWoodley  Mike DIMMICKWorkington  Stephen WATSON
Wormwood Scrubs  John MCCARTHYWorsley Woods  Andrea HARRISONWycombe Rye  John STEMBRIDGE-KINGWythenshawe  Katharine LAY
Yeovil Montacute  James Fraser TODDYork  Ewan COCHRANE