This week we celebrate our third birthday and what a three years it’s been!
CONTRA was founded in 2018 by Paul Sinton-Hewitt, born out of the desire to encourage anyone who wants to become more active to feel comfortable and look great in their sportswear no matter their shape or size.
All of our tops and bottoms are available in 10 sizes for men and women, and they don’t just get bigger or smaller, but they change shape, to fit and to flatter. We use a unique size chart that doesn’t define size stereotypes and choose colours that don’t standardise genders.
We also ensure that all CONTRA kit is produced in European factories, where staff are paid a fair wage and held to the highest ethical manufacturing standards.
Not only this, but we give all profit back to parkrun, helping to keep events free, for everyone, forever. So where you buy your sportswear really does have an impact.
Over the past three years, thousands of you have shown your support for CONTRA and hence for parkrun, and we’ve been able to make a real difference.
Every purchase not only fills a gap in your wardrobe but leaves you feeling comfortable, confident and ready to take on your next parkrun, mid-week stroll or trip to the gym. But more than that, your decision supports the families of our European factory workers and your favourite Saturday morning activity.
Over the past 17 years we’ve placed a high priority on listening to the parkrun community and gathering insight to help support our decision making. It’s really important for us to keep on top of how the parkrun community is feeling and, over the past few years, we have focused our efforts on gathering…
The first parkrun in Poland took place on 15 October 2011. As the country celebrates its ten year parkrun anniversary, we take a look back at some special moments. When back in the autumn of 2011, five participants arrived at the very first Polish location: parkrun Gdynia, no one was able to predict…