As a coaching-led club, one of the things we value is improvement and progress. This award recognizes that progress – athletes that from a small acorn have become mighty oaks.
How is a winner chosen?
It is calculated based on how much closer the the event’s national record (if available) or world record (if national not available) the athlete has managed to get compared to the previous year.
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.