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  Carole Anne MATHIESONAberystwyth  Balazs PINTERAbingdon  Philip ROBBINSAlbert  Barrie EMMERSON
Alice Holt  Lawrence HOLLOMAlly Pally  Melvyn JONESAndover  Greg ENGLANDAntrim  Allastair BARRON
Armagh  Colum DORANArrow Valley  David SLYAshford  Paul MOSESAshton Court  Helen FAUBEL
Aylesbury  Michele MEADAyr  Kirstie MACKENZIEBanbury  Oscar CRONINBangor  Eamonn O'REILLY
Banstead Woods  Pauline Anne FULLERBarking  Martin BROOKSBarnsley  Susan RYLATTBarnstaple  Frank BIEDERMAN
Barrow  Christopher HUGHESBasildon  Kalli ISBORNEBath Skyline  Martin BORGARSBeckton  Sherry MORAN
Bedfont Lakes  Kevin DARGUEBedford  Toby CHINNBelfast Victoria  Mark MCCONNELLBexley  Peter GRIFFITHS
Blackhill  Andrew PICKENBlandford  Jenny SLATERBlickling  Matt PHELPSBognor Regis  Cheryl LAING
Bolton  Olivia KEARNEYBournemouth  Graham PENNECKBradford  Will KERRBramhall Park  Joanne SANDER
Brandon Country Park  Richard POVEYBraunstone  Samantha MIDDLETONBrighton & Hove  Shawn BUCKBrockenhurst  Poppy WARDLE
Brockwell  Andrew WARDENBrueton  Louie BOOTBryn Bach  Keith LANGLEYBurgess  Nick SUTCLIFFE
Burnage  Lucy Francesca STYLESBurnley  Jacob WATSONBury St Edmunds  Heidi BERRBushy Park  Michael TROTT
Cambridge  Rob MOIRCamperdown  Barbara Mary BROWNCannon Hill  Glen Steven DAVIESCanterbury  Julie COX
Cardiff  Lee MCMEEKINGCarlisle  Paul M GRAVESCarrickfergus  Andrew SMYTHCheadle Hulme  John DAUBER
Chelmsford Central  David JEFFREYCheltenham  Iris MAYOChichester  Lynette WOODWARDChippenham  Ashley COLE
Clair  Karina MURAILCleethorpes  John POTTERClumber Park  Sam FERGUSONColby  Julie BARBER
Colchester Castle  Paul FORDColwick  Matthew HEARNComber  Denise BINGHAMConcord  Gordon PYRAH
Congleton  Jack ALLANConkers  Nicola POTTERCorby  Scott MAGEECranePark  Eric PLUE
Cranleigh  Paul HANNANCross Flatts  Andre RIBEIROCrystal Palace  Adam DALY GOURDIALSINGCuerden Valley  Neil MC DONALD
Darley  Lottie MORRIS-GALLIMOREDarlington South Park  Marc ELLISDartford  Adam HUNTDaventry  Harry W BRYANT
Delamere  Eileen GRIFFITHSDerry City  Sean MOLLOYDoncaster  George MARSHDruridge Bay  Karl BAXTER
Dulwich  Hamid MASHHADIDurham  Alison FOGGONEastbourne  Kate WAITEEastleigh  Angus COULL
Ecos  Paul MCKINLEYEdinburgh  John HERONEglinton  Jim MCCLEARYEllesmere Port  Anthony LYONS
Enniskillen  John MAGUIREExeter Riverside  Petra AUBERTFalkirk  Kirsty MCINTYREFalls  Eileen REID
Folkestone  Christopher WOOLGARForest of Dean  Sherryl HALLForest Rec  Bev BARNESFountains Abbey  Chris BROWN
Frimley Lodge  Rachael DAVISFritton Lake  Nigel AYERSFulham Palace  Richard STUBBSGateshead  Tony BAMBORO
Gibside  Carolyn Lyta WOODGorleston  Nigel LAWRENCEGreat Cornard  Debbie HARMANGreat Lines  Michaela JAMES
Great Notley  Roger FRAMPTONGreenock  Jim CUFFEGreenwich  Hugh BOYLEGrovelands  Elaine PITTER
Guildford  Amy VILJOENGunnersbury  Barbara LEWANDOWSKIGunpowder  Helen PODMOREHanley  Viv KINSELLA
Harcourt Hill  Chris SMITHHarlow  Jim BATESHarrogate  Matthew LAVERACKHarrow Lodge  Michael SCHUBERT
Hartlepool  Caroline BELLHavant  Alexander HALLHeaton Park  Paul WHITEMANHereford  Nikki TYLER
Highbury Fields  Alex CHASEHillsborough  Harry HORWOODHilly Fields  Sam Peter BRODERICKHorsham  Jo HUGHES
Huddersfield  Lee RUNTONHull  Amy BARTONHumber Bridge  Eliot GAYHuntingdon  Paul HARRIS
Inverness  Liz GRAYIpswich  Michele OSTLERKesgrave  Denise KINGKeswick  Andrew JONES
Killerton  Ben LUPTONKings Lynn  Sophie-Jane HEARNKingsbury Water  Jayne GRUNDYKingston  Daisy STREET
Larne  Paul CLEMENTSLeamington  Sue ROBINSONLeeds  Naeem DINLincoln  Jane CHARLESWORTH
Little Stoke  Emily CADWALLADERLloyd  Joy HARRISLlyn Llech Owain  Sarah HECKLERLongrun Meadow  Lindsey HAIGH
Lyme Park  Gordon David SHARPMaidstone  Brian BROOKSMaldon Prom  Daniel HEWITTMansfield  Vicki JACKSON
Marple  Alice TAYLORMedina I.O.W.  Neil COOPERMile End  Neil TURNEYMilton Keynes  Kenton BATT
Mulbarton  Janice COGLIN-HIBBERTMUSA Cookstown  Roger MCLEANNetley Abbey  Kelly MILNERNewark  Marilyn HATHERLEY
Newbury  Mark HAYESNewcastle  Roma MCGILLIVRAYNewent  Susan PRITTNewport  Mervyn WEIGHTMAN-BENT
Nonsuch  Darren SELWOODNorthala Fields  Nemsari PUN MAGARNorthampton  Szabolcs MATENorwich  Rory FAIRFOOT
Nostell Priory  Harry LIPPITTOak Hill  Jack BACCHUSOakwell Hall  Duncan A J ABBOTTOld Deer Park  Lewis CHILDS
Oldham  Beverley Anne O'NEILLOrmeau  Stuart O'HARAOrmskirk  Joseph MULLINOrpington  Ka Sing TUNG
Osterley  Louise BLACKLEDGEOxford  Sue WEAVERPanshanger  Bailey NEWINGTONParke  Alison HYDON
Peckham Rye  Darren MCCREERYPegwell Bay  Kjersti THOMPSONPendle  Angela O'HARAPennington Flash  Kylie MAGUIRE
Penrhyn  Alun JONESPeter Pan  Tina LYONSPeterborough  Kimberley MCCONNELL-WILSONPlymvalley  Lorna DOMENEY
Pollok  Murdo ROBINSONPomphrey Hill  Harry DOBLEPontefract  Leanne WEST-WILSONPontypool  Jack DURKEE
Pontypridd  Anne FOLLANPoole  Dave DALTONPorthcawl  Howard CARPENTERPortrush  Judith MCLAUGHLIN
Preston  Leonard WEBBPreston Park  Matthew NOAKESPrinces  Simon DAVIEPymmes  Sarah BOWLER
Queen Elizabeth  Duncan JOHNSTONEReading  David Lewy LEWISRedcar  Tanya GRAYReigate Priory  Dan WILKINSON
Richmond Park  John LOWITRiddlesdown  Peter EMERYRiverside  Dom ELLISRother Valley  John OLIVER
Roundhay  Thomas ELGIERoundshaw Downs  Jack BRINKLOWRoyal Tunbridge Wells  David CUNNINGHAMRushcliffe  Jonathan MASTON
Rushmoor  Kelly READSedgefield  Paula GREGORYSewerby  Cameron SISSONSSheffield Castle  Kellyanne SHARMAN
Sheringham  Andy PARISHShorne Woods  Anthony SMITHShrewsbury  Susan J BOWESSkipton  Mel IVES
South Manchester  Steven HENDERSONSouth Shields  Paul JUKESSouthampton  Khalid ELKHEREIJISouthend  Howard DIMMOCK
Southsea  Steven MARSDEN-BROADSouthwark  Anne NILSSONSouthwick Country Park  Paul LANCASTERSpringburn  Iain BOYCE
St Albans  Gino GOLLUCCIOSt Andrews  Gwen TIVENDALESt Helens  Ian ROBERTSStewart  Steve BIGLAND
Strathclyde  Alan COXSunderland  Roseanne DOUGANSwindon  Pat WHITEHEADTamar Lakes  Peter MANDER
Telford  Kim FAWKE-WILLIAMSTemple Newsam  Stacey GRAYSONThetford  Maxine MALKINSONTilgate  Martin PRESLAND
Tollcross  Steven GALLAGHERTonbridge  Oliver LESTERTring  Celine WILCOCKUpton Court  Amie BROWNE
Valentines  Rabia ALLOOValley  Sam FLEMINGWallace  Peter REIDWalsall Arboretum  Jackie SIDAWAY
Walthamstow  Patrick BROWNWanstead Flats  Kiaran SEXTONWarrington  Betty BELLWatergrove  Jordan HOWARD
Waterworks  Martin Michael MCCREADYWeymouth  Beccy CARDIFFWhitleyBay  John BRETTELLWhitstable  Cole GIBBENS
Wimbledon Common  Alastair BROWNWinchester  Jonathan MILLERWoking  Christine FLYNNWolverhampton  Harry CRESSWELL
Woodbank  Chris BRAMWELLWoodley  Lorna MCLEODWormwood Scrubs  Kirstie TEWWorsley Woods  Georgia DAWSON
Wycombe Rye  John JENNERWythenshawe  Paul Thomas MULDOONYeovil Montacute  Jodie MCCARTHYYork  Nick GRIFFIN