My local parkrun has recently switched to their summer course, which includes more "off-road" running. Nothing dramatic, probably between 750m to 1k of grass/mud trail and the rest of the lap (2.5 laps for the parkrun 5k) is tarmac or cinder paths.
When there has been a bit of rain the off-road section can get a bit slippery and boggy.
At the minute I have 2 pairs of Asics GT-2000's - the blue ones I wear for parkrun and when it is wet out, the orange ones I keep for dry, street running.
I'm wondering if trail shoes would be beneficial? More specifically I'm wondering if hybrid trail (or door-to-trail) shoes would be the way to go?
Not just for parkrun, as I'm now running further and longer I'm thinking of heading into the unknown and exploring some of the local footpaths/bridleways (once I've made sure of where they actually go!)
When you see pictures of "trail running" in magazines etc, the runners always seem to be up some mountain or rocky outcrop. I wouldn't be on anything like that, but don't know if trail shoes would be overkill for a few muddy/grassy paths.