I went over to Hayling today - the Billy Trail (the bit up to the half way point) is almost bone dry on the pedestrian side apart from a few puddles - it must have been resurfaced since I was last there. You could run that bit in any trainers. Don't stray into the horse track on the left on the way back though!
I don't know about the Portsmouth or the A27 section. However, definitely drier than previous 2 years.
Have fun everyone. Ballesteros, guess I'll be near you at the start. I'm going to aim for sub3 pace on the paved sections and then figure a speed for the muddy sections as I go along. I'll be in a black Gore tanktop with my name on the front and some bits of advertising on the back.
I don't remember any marker boards 2 years ago. But then I don't remember a lot from 2 years ago
If it rains much during the week, it's big puddles with firm trail underneath and mud either side, but not the entire course - just sections. I did it in Adios 2 and just resigned myself to having wet feet the whole way (lots of bodyglide or vaseline). I did slip around a fair bit, but took little steps to reduce risk when it got slippy. It was fun and challenging with the variety of surfaces.