The older brother of LTC member James, Tom has improved his performances over the longer distances in recent years. The Derby-born athlete struggled with injuries in his early years, which restricted him to performances over the shorter distances. He boasts a PB of 3:49 over 1500m from May 2014 and recorded a time of 8:16 over 3000m in July of the same year. In recent years, Tom has managed to build steadily and has remained injury free. This has contributed to him lowering his PB’s to 14:25 over 5000m and 30:18 over 10,000m. If he remains free of injury, Straw will no doubt hope to further lower his times over both 5000m and 10,000m.