"Jonny reminds me of Roadrunner - Beep beep," said Aviva ambassador and World Cup winner Will Greenwood.
"He has genuine foot speed that I could only dream of, and keeps working hard to develop other areas of his game."
Greenwood believes May has also won the praises of the coach who took England to that famous World Cup win 10 years ago.
"Clive Woodward can't stop raving about the lad which is a pretty good endorsement," Greenwood added. "I always enjoy watching him play, he makes things happen."
May's success follows an impressive month, which saw him return from almost five months out with injury, to score two tries and force a penalty try that saw Gloucester Rugby complete a stunning late win at home against Worcester Warriors.
May won the award from an impressive shortlist that contained Bath Rugby's Peter Stringer, Exeter Chiefs outside-half Gareth Steenson, Saracens flanker Will Fraser and London Wasps' flyer Christian Wade.
May was today presented with a trophy by Aviva's Andrew Harrison and receives £250 to donate to a charity of his choice.
May was selected for the award by a media panel which included Sky Sports' Stuart Barnes, the Daily Telegraph's Mick Cleary, Five Live's Alistair Eykyn, Ian Stafford from the Mail on Sunday, the BBC's Jill Douglas and, from Getty Images, Dave Rogers.
The panel is chaired by Premiership Rugby's Communications Director, Paul Morgan.