Last two years were Paris
SC3 would do that but the grip wears down quickly on tarmac.
If looking at Salomon look at the X range that are road to trail shoes. X mission etc..
I had similar sounding pain, walking uphill was hell... Had all sort of worries about being out for ages... It was agony for two weeks then just disappeared. *shrug*
12m run followed by a 4m dog walk... Ok, rather slow, and old still playing up but just going to takers low. Steady hurrah a run
Just turn up early enough then it's fine. Also just plan to meet them on the quiet half after you've split away from the half marathon.
lots of small villages for them to park n cheer you on.
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