I'm building my mileage back up after yet another child and want to set a race as a target in Nov/Dec. It would be a 10k if a road race but most of the races seem to be cross country.
My question is this - if I want to have a shot at a XC race do I need special shoes or will my normal running shoes be ok?
Any advice for a XC complete novice? PS - I don't mind muddy shoes, I just don't know how much grip etc I'll need.