I have had to discount running spikes as there is no opportunity to train in them, or "run" them in. So after much thought the choice has been made. I have gone with a gortex cross country running shoe, which will keep my feet dry and give a little extra grip.
With all the bad weather, managed to see how good they are. 6 mile very hilly cross country run on very slippery tracks. Certainly took the newness of the shoes, but never slipped once.
Now just have to get the rest of the outfit sort, think a hat maybe in order.
Amsterdam 2 weeks and counting