I supinate but get on well with Hoka Stinson ATR. Had to use the thinnest insoles provided as I have high instep. Used for various hilly ultras with no blisters and supremely comfy on stony trails, but have found the tread wears down quicker than other trail shoes. As Booktrunk says, neutral seem fine for trails.
Hubby and I both doing Purbeck Marathon this year. Family live in Swanage so I know the route will be very scenic and hilly! As my avatar shows I suspect I might be last runner home, but am looking forward to it
I did Pilgrims Ultra last weekend (2 x 33miles along NDW). It was a real mudfest, sandy and stony in places, trail shoes essential. If you have dry weather for a couple of weeks before your event, then you may get away with road shoes, but I would go for trail myself even in summer. Have fun, great route!
I am totally with you. I even dithered over whether I would run or run/walk, so have a later start time (8.40am). Am now dithering over clothing and everything else. I have been using trail shoes half size bigger than my usual running shoes so I can wear injinji under bridgedale socks. I'm pretty confident this works for me with also a bit of pre-taping in hotspots. I suspect 2 litres is OTT for even the walkers as there's regular snack/water stations to top up with. Am dithering over gels/snacks/fuel powders too, sigh. Also nervous as never done this distance before, cross fingers all will be fine on the day, have trained plenty Good luck!