Inov 8 are a UK company but shoes are made in China. Only Walsh still make them here (in Bolton). That said they don't do much in the way of light trail shoe these days and the fit can be a bit tight for some.
Personally I'd go for an inov 8 roclite or trailroc
Any parkrunners can get their bar code on a credit card, key fob or wristband with ICE details printed. I have one for park run and a couple of key fobs attached to bum bags so I've always got something with me.
Been using the watch for a week or so and have found it to be generally very good. The quick fix GPS is fantastic - took about 30 seconds this morning before park run. I've not explored all the features yet but there is more than enough there for my needs. Not worked out how to get lap times yet. Display is bright and easily readable with the ability to choose which metrics are shown. Battery life is good too and I love the slimline case and strap. Only one slight niggle which is that I seem to have to keep pairing the watch with my phone each time I use the android app. Not sure if this is the app, watch or my phone though.