Grand Prix 2013/14 Season


The VoAAC Road Race Grand Prix was initially set up to encourage club members to participate in local road races in order to enhance the profile of the Club. It offers a competition where not just the 'best' club members in age or ability have a chance of winning, whilst friends and training partners can carry out their own friendly (or not so!) rivalries up and down the spectrum of abilities.

2013/14 Season

This season will run from 1st November 2013 to 31st October 2014. In total there will be 20 rounds with the best 8 rounds for each member counting.



The prizes for both men and women will be:

1st £50.00 cash & 12 months FREE Club membership.

2nd £30.00 Cash.

3rd £20.00 Cash

Below are the provisional final results of the 2013/14 Grand Prix. 2 close contests with both the podiums being decided in marathons after the final round! Details of the 2014/15 GP to follow soon.

Andy Rolt, 28th October 2014

Results - updated GP Provisional Final Standings

2013_14 Results  (click on text below)

Grand Prix 2013_14 after PFS


Races 2013/14

  1. Wolverton 5 Miles - 23/11/13 (results)
  2. Andy Reading 10k - 08/12/13 (results)
  3. VoAAC Boxing Day 5k - 26/12/13
  4. Winslow 10k - 23/02/14(results)
  5. Milton Keynes Half Marathon - 09/03/14(results)
  6. Maidenhead 10 Miles - 18/04/14
  7. Pednor 5 Miles - 05/05/14
  8. Silverstone 10K - 07/05/14
  9. Cottisford 5k - 13/05/14
  10. Thame 10k - 29/06/14
  11. Risborough 10k - Cancelled
  12. Wycombe Half Marathon - 20/07/14
  13. Waddesdon 5k - 16/07/14
  14. Bearbrook 10k - 10/08/14
  15. Bedford 10k - 07/09/13
  16. Leighton 10 Miles - 21/09/14
  17. South Bucks 10k - 05/10/14
  18. 20 Miles Paper Race - Various
  19. Marathon Paper Race - Various
  20. No idea to guess

Rules & Scoring

  1. You can only score points in the 20 races. The individuals best of 8 from 19 count.
  2. The top 20 Vale athletes in each race will score the following points; 1st = 20, 2nd = 19, 3rd = 18 etc regardless of their race finishing position in the open event. This is separate for Male and Females.
  3. Club vest must be worn in UKA permitted races in accordance with UKA Rules. In order to claim Grand Prix points you must wear your Club vest.
  4. You score 2 bonus points for making the top 3 of the open event in your category e.g. Senior Men, Senior Women, Vet (35/40/45/50/55/60) or junior (U17/20/23) but only when the age categories are recognised as prizes in the Open event.
  5. 5 Bonus points will be awarded to ALL participants for each Vale of Aylesbury AC team that places 1st in any open event. 3 Bonus points to ALL participants for each Vale of Aylesbury AC team that places 2nd and 1 Bonus point for 3rd. These team points only count if the Open event recognises the team awards. You must finish the Open event to qualify!
  6. Age Graded bonus points. 5, 3 and 1 points to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd best age graded performances at each event in both categories using WMA age-grading calculator 2006 (updated 2010 ).
  7. 2nd claim members are eligible for the VoAAC Road Race Grand Prix. However to claim 'Team bonus points' in an individual race the 2nd claim member must have entered as VoAAC and run in a VoAAC vest. Otherwise there are no restrictions.
  8. Jokers - Every member will be given 2 Jokers. These will earn double for ALL points scored at the event where played. A minimum of 24 hours notice is to being given to the Grand Prix Secretary [email protected] . A Joker can only be placed after the preceding Round has finished (Except Round 1 which can be placed any time prior to the event and Paper Races*).
  9. You CANNOT play a Joker when leading the Grand Prix!
  10. It is the Individuals responsibility to inform the GP Secretary of when they wish to play their Jokers.
  11. In the event of a draw for 1st, 2nd or 3rd places at the end of the Season the winner will be determined by least races run. If still equal then amalgamated times of the best scoring 8 races with the lowest time winning.
  12. Awards will be presented at the Awards Night of 2014 to both winners.
  13. You can only score points in the 20 Grand Prix races listed below.

'Paper Races' Explained

  • A competitor's PB (where used chip time will be applicable) for the GP season 2013/14 will be ranked accordingly to determine individual points and age graded bonus points.
  • Joker bonus points* - Should you wish to play one of your Jokers on either or both of your 'Paper Races' then it must be declared before you compete in your first race of that round, whether that turns out to be your Seasons best with-in the round will not matter as far as the round is concerned you have played a Joker.
  • Joker team bonus points - Should the VoAAC win any team prizes at ANY 'Paper Race' you compete in then ALL those bonus points will be included in your 'Paper Race'.
  • Whilst every effort is made to collate all 'Paper Race' results it is ultimately the individual competitor who is responsible in supply results to the GP Secretary.
  • If still not clear then please ask the GP Secretary.