Posted: 04/03/2014 at 16:14
Coincidentally, I also did a 32 mile fell race. The terrain was very varied but included a lot of mud and steep, wet, rocky descents. I wore my Innov8 Mudclaws - very grippy, similar to the sole of a footy boot. Mudclaws have no cushioning so I was a little achey at the finish, but that was worth it for the superior grip.
As you've only 3 weeks to go, it's perhaps a little late to try anything new so I'd stick with whatever you've trained with (assuming the terrain is similar) . I would say for a true fell race though, that road shoes are a big no-no. Too much height off the ground, putting you into ankle twisting territory!