This award recognizes outstanding performance (GOTY – Greatest Of The Year) by a male athlete.
How is a winner chosen?
It is based on how close athletes get to their event’s national record (if available) or world record (if national not available). The calculation looks at the difference between the record and the athlete’s season personal best, and compares this to the record itself.
The records used are at the beginning of each period (1st September), and where available, are age graded. The record data is based on that published by World Athletics, World Masters Athletics, and England Athletics.
Athlete performance is based on England Athletics data published on the Power of 10.