Summer Grand Prix

Summer Grand Prix

The Ethos

The Ethos of The Grand Prix is to encourage participation of Club members in mainly local races in order to win individual & team prizes therefore heightening the profile of the Club in the local and surrounding areas which in turn will attract more members in order to continue and indeed improve the future success of The Club.

2024 Races

For 2024, we have revamped the Grand Prix in an attempt to improve engagement from club members, promote local races and avoid conflicts with the April Marathons and the cross country season.

The Grand Prix runs from May to September and will consist of 6 races with the best 4 races (seniors) or 3 races (juniors) for each member counting towards the final points total.


May – Pednor 5 Mile – Monday 6th May (Age 15 years+) – Entry Details


June – Coombe Hill – Sunday 2nd June (Age 14 years+) – Entry Details


July – Waddesdon 5km – Wednesday 17th July (Age 13 years+) – Entry Details


August – Bearbrook 10km – Sunday 4th August (Age 15 years+) – Entry Details


August – Alchester 5km (formerly Charndon 5km) – Wednesday 14th August (Age 18 years+) – Entry Details


September – Shardeloes 10km (formerly Amersham 5) – Sunday 22nd September (Age 15 years+) – Entry Details

Prizes

Overall

1st Male Overall
2nd Male Overall
3rd Male Overall


1st Female Overall
2nd Female Overall
3rd Female Overall

Junior

1st Boy (U15-U17)
2nd Boy (U15-U17)
3rd Boy (U15-U17)

 

1st Girl (U15-U17)
2nd Girl (U15-U17)
3rd Girl (U15-U17)

Age Graded

1st Male (V35+)
2nd Male (V35+)
3rd Male (V35+)

 

1st Female (V35+)
2nd Female (V35+)
3rd Female (V35+)

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Best Newcomer Male
Best Newcomer Female


Most Improved Male
Most Improved Female

 

Club Total Combined Points prize

Combined Points Target

To incentivise as many people to take part as possible, we have set a combined points target of 3000 points for the season. If this points total is exceeded by the club at the end of the grand prix then we will offer a club wide reward to anyone who competed in the grand prix.

Target:
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Standings

Position Name Age Category Pednor Coombe Hill Waddesdon Bearbrook Alchester Shardeloes Overall
1 Alice Rolfe FS 41 | 75.94% 37 | 58.21% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 78 | 67.08%
2 Lucy Cuthbert FS 38 | 63.01% 35 | 47.44% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 73 | 55.23%
3 Seth Kaye MJ 30 | 70.41% 37 | 59.51% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 67 | 64.96%
4 Sue Barnes V70 0 | 0% 37 | 64.50% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 37 | 64.50%
5 Archie Lynch MS 29 | 69.56% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 29 | 69.56%
6 Amanda Esslemont F45 27 | 65.65% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 27 | 65.65%
7 William Ralston MS 0 | 0% 26 | 56.15% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 26 | 56.15%
8 Rhys Williams MJ 0 | 0% 25 | 52.09% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 25 | 52.09%
9 Iona Esslemont FS 24 | 55.75% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 24 | 55.75%
10 Ben Riley MS 0 | 0% 23 | 45.09% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 23 | 45.09%
11 Alan Roberts M60 0 | 0% 22 | 49.84% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 0 | 0% 22 | 49.84%

Points Calculator

Use our Grand Prix points calculator to see what points you could score:

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Rules & Scoring

  1. You can only score points in the 6 races. The individual’s best 4 from 6 count for seniors and best 3 for U15-U17.
  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. Anyone not wearing a VoAAC Vest will not have any Grand Prix points for that race.
  4. You score bonus points for making the top 3 of an 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. These points are as follows: 1st – 10 points, 2nd – 8 points, 3rd – 6 points.
  5. 5 bonus points for running a personal best or age category personal best time in a Grand Prix race. Please note this is your personal best time in the specific distance of the race, not your personal best time of the race itself.
  6. 5 Bonus points will be awarded to ALL participants for each Vale of Aylesbury AC team that places 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any open event. These team points only count if the open event recognises the team awards. You must finish the open event to qualify.
  7. Age Graded bonus points are awarded for age graded performances at each event in both categories using WMA age-grading calculator 2006 (updated 2010). 90%+ – 10 points, 80-89% – 8 points, 70-79% – 6 points, 60-69% – 4 points, 50-59% – 2 points, <50% – 1 point.
  8. Waddesdon 5km is a club event and will award double points. This replaces the joker wildcard from the previous Grand Prix.
  9. 2nd claim members are eligible for the Grand Prix. However, to be eligible, a 2nd claim member must have entered as VoAAC and run in a VoAAC vest.
  10. In the event of a draw for 1st, 2nd or 3rd places at the end of the season the winning positions will be shared.
  11. You can’t win prizes in multiple categories – 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall takes priority, then age prizes, followed by newcomer and most improved.
  12. You can only score points in the 6 Grand Prix races listed above.