The UK’s largest specialist running shop, offering running shoes, clothing and accessories.
Sweatshop is an award winning running retailer with over 36 years of experience.
33 Broad Street
Sweatshop was founded in 1971 by Chris Brasher, Olympic gold medallist and co-creator of the London Marathon.
His passion and enthusiasm for running and the outdoors spilled over into the business arena and in 1971 he founded ‘Chris Brasher’s Sporting Emporium’ which soon became Sweatshop.
Chris Brasher believed that to be your best you had to wear the best equipment available. It was with this philosophy in mind that Sweatshop was created, to provide a unique environment for people passionate about their sport and fitness.
In Sweatshop’s early days it was a small runners paradise in suburban Teddington. International runners would rub shoulders with those just starting and the training around Bushy Park was excellent. When Zola Budd came to England she bought a pair of running shoes in Sweatshop. Teddington has become the European base for many of the world’s top distances athletes and you could find you bump into someone like Moses Kiptanui or Sonia O’Sullivan whilst trying your shoes on.
Sweatshop has slowly grown from its first shop in here and now has over 30 shops all around England and Scotland.
As well as stocking the high quality products, nearly all Sweatshop’s staff are from sporting backgrounds, from international runners and rowers to organisers of triathlons and fitness instructors.
Sweatshop is also one of the largest tennis retailers in the UK.
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