On the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
celebrating her 91st Birthday,
Morpeth Harrier Thomas Straughan was certainly sharing those celebrations himself, by achieving his third ever individual road race victory on her Highland Estate, at Crathie on Deeside on Saturday 22nd April 2017
The annual Stenna Drilling Balmoral Tartan 10k, which had a total
finishing field of 1,720 runners, provided an excellent platform for the very much in form Straughan to win in 32m45s, giving him a thirty-nine second cushion over Aberdeen’s Will Mackay, the local favourite, and Corstorphine’s Keith Hood, who finished third in 34m04s.
Straughan last tasted individual victory in the Watergate 5k in August 2015, with his first ever individual victory being secured in the Tyndale 10k in July 2014,
where he recorded a time of 33m48s, his best time over the distance however is 31m24s,
which he recorded in the Leeds Abbey Dash last November, in which he finished 46th in a top class field.