Gurston Down opened as a speed hillclimb venue in 1967 and has since become one of the most popular venues in the UK. Competitors are attracted by the unique challenges that it offers. Despite the tight and steep uphill section of Karousel in the middle of the course, Gurston Down is fast… very fast! The course record time of 25.37 seconds represents an average speed of over 85mph, and the fastest recorded speed over the narrow finish line is an incredible 159 mph.
Address: Gurston Down Speed Hillclimb, Gurston Farm, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5HR
Course length: 957 metres (1057 yards)
Outright hill record: 25.34 seconds - Wallace Menzies, Gould GR59-M, 30.05.2021
The class records for Gurston Down listed on hillclimbing.org have been sourced from the venue’s website and verified by the organising club (BARC SW)