1 Dec

Forget SPOTY, Here is PPOTY


After a successful London 2012 for many of Team GB, the current debate surrounding the merits of each candidate for Sports Personality of the Year will no doubt carry on until the winner is announced in just over two weeks time. Running in parallel with this is parkrun's very own celebration of their heroes from 2012, parkrun Personality of the Year, or pPOTY.

As it stands, the competition has received 10 nominations from the parkrun community and is seeking two more. The current candidates include Lynne Brastock from Basingstoke parkrun, who is said to have 'gradually encouraged more and more parkrunners to discover the fun of volunteering' and 'welcoming all the regulars rocking up for their parkrun fix.'

Another nominee, Dave Robertson, is one of the forces behind the 'Naked Runners' at Newy parkrun in New South Wales, and has helped make the event the largest in Australia with over 160 participants turning out each week.

If you feel that someone at your local event is deserving of a nomination, you can email them to parkrun. All of the current personalities can be viewed on their facebook page, with voters encouraged to 'like' their favourite candidate.