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  Shona CLARKEAberystwyth  Sara MELAAlbert  Howard AIREYAlice Holt  Patrick SULLIVAN
Andover  Andrew NORMANAntrim  Daniel CHESTNUTTArmagh  Watson BLACKArrow Valley  Joanne SMITH
Ashford  Patience OGUNBONAAshton Court  Susan Grace CAMPBELLAylesbury  Sarah CORCORANBangor  Neil MCCORMICK
Banstead Woods  Tony TRUNDLEYBarking  Vil RAJABarnsley  Lloyd ISAMBarnstaple  Katie SAMUEL
Barrow  Gary WOODHOUSEBasildon  Cheryl MACDONALDBasingstoke  Callum SAVINGSBeckton  John WISE
Bedfont Lakes  Patricia MCCABEBedford  Emma FRASERBeeston  Christopher BIRLEYBelfast Victoria  Gerry WARD
Bexley  Karen WARRENERBlackhill  Louise PRIESTLEYBlandford  Louisa UDELLBlickling  Sue ALLEN
Bognor Regis  Peter CHITTENDENBolton  Dave CARROLLBournemouth  Angela GRIMLEYBradford  John SMITH
Bramhall Park  Mark OXBOROUGH-SHARPBrandon Country Park  Kieron MCDONALDBraunstone  Nick MOOREBrighton & Hove  Emma CARTLEDGE
Brockenhurst  Joshua BENNETTBrueton  Clive INGRAMBryn Bach  Hayley JACKSONBuckingham  Sue TORRANCE
Burgess  Joe BENNYBurnage  Gavin ASTINBurnley  Christopher O'BRIENBury St Edmunds  Isabel BEER
Bushy Park  Amanda EDGINGTONCambridge  John MARTINCamperdown  Dan FARDONCannon Hill  Richard WILSON
Canterbury  James MCCREACardiff  Marcus MEYRICKCarlisle  James MCDOUGALLCarrickfergus  Eimear RICE
Cheadle Hulme  Adam BROWNChelmsford Central  Benjamin SPLARNCheltenham  Felicity DYEChichester  David BUTLER
Chippenham  Serena READChipping Sodbury  Tegan REYNOLDSCitypark  Adele RICHMONDClair  Rupert PURCHASE
Cleethorpes  Fran ALLISONClumber Park  Peter FENDLEYColchester Castle  Danny MILLWARDColwick  Nickesh PATEL
Comber  Patrycja KUCHTAConcord  Leah Grace GREGORYConkers  James FARMERCorby  Adam EALES
Coventry  Kim Martin HATHRELLCranePark  Evan RUSSELLCross Flatts  Andrew OXLEYCuerden Valley  Jack MCCANN
Darley  Lisa CREAGHANDarlington South Park  Peter FINNEYDartford  Yusuf YUSUFDelamere  Laurence RUDKIN
Dewsbury  Leonie ROSEDoncaster  Greg DAWSONDruridge Bay  David COOKDulwich  Jonathan C TAYLOR
Durham  Andrew GILLETTEastbourne  Ian WESTONEastleigh  Fiona COULLEdinburgh  Mahlen FOX
Enniskillen  Martina COMACExeter Riverside  Helen BARLOWFalkirk  Blair MITCHELLFalls  Kathleen MAGEE
Finsbury Park  Catherine DAYFolkestone  John CARLTONForest of Dean  Jane CREEDForest Rec  Dave FRETWELL
Fritton Lake  Bryn WILLIAMSFulham Palace  Karan LALWANIGateshead  Corretta KEARSGladstone  Alison HARGREAVES
Gorleston  Kevin BAYESGraves  Eileen NEEDHAMGreat Cornard  Adam MUMFORDGreat Lines  Penny CADMAN
Great Notley  Heydon MIZONGreenock  Angeline AUSTINGreenwich  Simon QUICKEGrovelands  Neil ANTHONY
Guildford  Simon NEAVEGunnersbury  Matt COLLINSGunpowder  Sarah GROGANHampstead Heath  John WELLER
Hanley  Ray WILSONHarrogate  Joseph HARRISHarrow Lodge  Denise BROOMHartlepool  Victoria BELL
Havant  Angela WILLIAMSHazlehead  Tony JONESHeaton Park  Elaine Jeanette DAVINHighbury Fields  Gilda HANSON
Hilly Fields  Paul CROMPTONHorsham  Kate DOLDHuddersfield  Snehal PATELHull  Corben BEECHER
Humber Bridge  Mark ANDREWSHuntingdon  Nigel OWENInverness  Rory ROBINSONIpswich  Kayleigh TURPIN
Keswick  James MATTINSONKillerton  Paul PALMERKings Lynn  Liz THOMSONKingsbury Water  William PHILLIPS
Kingston  Adam HUGHESLarne  Cyndy HAYLeeds  Amanda Jane BIRKBYLincoln  Betty STRACEY
Little Stoke  Bob COXLloyd  Susannah OLIVERLlyn Llech Owain  Simon REESLongrun Meadow  Ursula GREEN
Lyme Park  John LEAHMaldon Prom  Simon BAKERMansfield  Mia Carmen WILLIAMSMargate  Emma KEMP
Marple  Sarah TAYLORMedina I.O.W.  David John FURMIDGEMile End  Alexander James FERRABYMulbarton  Tracey SALISBURY
MUSA Cookstown  Shay MCKEOWNNetley Abbey  Lucy MACGREGORNewark  Kay RAWSONNewcastle  Kelly DODDS
Newent  Paula NEILENSNewport  Kevin WINTERBOTTOMNonsuch  Shelley CLEGHORNNostell Priory  Gemma MACKAY
Oak Hill  Stuart MANGANOakwell Hall  Rachel CARROLLOld Deer Park  Neil CONNOROldham  Shazad SADDIQUE
Ormskirk  Anne GIRDLEROrpington  Steven GARDENOsterley  Daniel SPIERSOxford  Peter WRIGHT
Parke  Shani ADAMSPeckham Rye  Mark JUDGEPegwell Bay  Nigel LAMBOURNPendle  Mitchell HARGREAVES
Pennington Flash  James GLACKINPenrith  Anne BLUESPerth  Ronnie GLENPeter Pan  Elizabeth WATSON
Peterborough  Hilary AINSLIEPlymvalley  Russ MOGRIDGEPomphrey Hill  Jon HALLETTPontefract  Carl WAITE
Pontypool  Gary HEMMENSPoole  James GALLAGHERPorthcawl  David BEDDOWSPortrush  Jim BLEE
Preston  Robin WESTONPreston Park  Jenny TINSONPrinces  Heather WELSBYPymmes  Sachin BHATT
Queen Elizabeth  Marie APPLETONQueens  Ciaran HUNTERReading  C James BARRRedcar  Catherine LEAROYD
Reigate Priory  Keith BATCHELORRichmond Park  Andrew Kew BROWNRiddlesdown  Sara HALLRiverside  Helen PATTERSON
Rother Valley  Lucy HOOKRoundhay  Chris COBBRoundshaw Downs  Kirsty COTTONRoyal Tunbridge Wells  Adrian BAKER
Rushcliffe  Tony ROERushmoor  Ross WALLINGFORDSewerby  Lynn WILSONSheffield Castle  Holly DENNIFF
Shorne Woods  Sarah MONKShrewsbury  Emma BOULTWOODSkipton  Robin HOLMESouth Shields  George Alex HENDERSON
Southampton  Emma HOPKINSSouthwark  Laurent KSSISSouthwick Country Park  Philip ROCKLIFFESpringburn  Lewis BARCLAY
St Albans  Rowena PIKESt Andrews  Rosemary LEESt Helens  Kevin NICHOLASStewart  Brian LAVERICK
Strathclyde  Moira NICOLSunderland  Carla FISHERSwindon  Lila DAWESTees Barrage  Keith HOLDEN
Telford  Warren SMITHTemple Newsam  Pauline HARDMANThetford  Sabine SCHAEFERTilgate  Andrew MIDDLETON
Tollcross  Josh MACKENZIETonbridge  Celia BARSTOWUpton Court  Mo ARIFValley  Paul TOWNSEND
Wallace  Martin GRIMLEYWalsall Arboretum  Sarah Jane TUCKERWalthamstow  Qaiser MAZHARWanstead Flats  Kate BRETT
Watergrove  Helen PEACOCKWaterworks  Eric MONTGOMERYWeymouth  Chloe MACKENZIEWhitleyBay  Andy THORNTON
Whitstable  Russell EVANSWinchester  Peter ROUNDWoking  Duncan ROLFEWolverhampton  Brian Edward SLATER
Woodbank  Rachael TURNERWoodley  Joanna GREENWOODWorcester  Laura BESSANTWorkington  Bev FAULDER
Wormwood Scrubs  William PAYNTERWorsley Woods  Dennis YARWOODWycombe Rye  Andy FOOKSYeovil Montacute  Chloe POLLARD
York  Robert WARD