4 Feb

Still Time For New York Half

Paula Ratcliffe at the New York Half Marathon

Just 6 weeks to go until the New York City Half Marathon but there are still a limited number of guaranteed places still available from Sports Tours International. The move of the race in 2010 from August to March produced a field of nearly 12,000 finishers - the most in the event's five-year history and a bigger turnout is expected this year.

The NYC Half Marathon is a ideal preparation for a full marathon later in spring so entrants in London, Paris, Brighton and Edinburgh marathons will all be tempted. The race finishes in Lower Manhattan so it's a trip with great sight-seeing possibilities as well as training objectives.

For details ofpackages to the NYC Half Marathon go to the website of Sports Tours International, the running holiday specialist.

Image shows Paula Radcliffe winning the NYC Half Marathon.