Hi Jan, That's really good advice and was pretty much why I ran last year in road shoes. Since then though i've switched to hoka's (bondi's) which seem to have zero grip in mud (my old choice of asics nimbus/vomero were actually ok).
I have recently acquired some hoka challengers which offer a good combination of grip in the wet and cushioning but i've not logged a massive amount of miles in them.
I'm going to wear my bondi's but take the others in case the weather does anything silly over the next 24 / 48 hours or so.
Hi T-rex! lol, thanks, im expecting it to be tough I recced the section from durdle door to swanage (about 24 miles) last weekend and it was ok, think that was about 4500 foot! ive heard Portland changes but not going to have a chance of getting there before the day, I will be glued to the gps on that section lol!
As for head torches I went for a blackdiamond polar in the end, didn't fancy the batteries on my head!