I've just been told about these wonderful sounding Parkrun things, and will definitely be doing my local run (Plym Valley, Devon) very soon.
The run, like the majority of the Parkruns, are multi-terrain, taking in grass, gravel, tarmac and a bit of mud.
Should I get some 'trail' type trainers?
I'm happy to wear my road running trainers, but have looked after them really well (they're like slippers and have treated me well), and I've a feeling they will get very dirty and would need to go through the washing machine, which I can't imagine would be too good for them.
Any advice would be very gratefully received.