Monday, May 16, 2011

Honory Life Membership of West Waterford AC for John Treacy

l-r Pascal Proctor West Waterford AC, Clare Walsh West Waterford AC, John Treacy, James Veale West Waterford AC and Cllr Paddy O'Callaghan mayor of county Waterford.

The annual John Treacy festival was held in John's home village of Villierstown Co Waterford over last weekend and the main events of the weekend were the two fun runs, the 1K and the 5K.  John Treacy himself took part and was accompanied by numerous young children on the 1K loop. Between the finish of the 1k and the start of the 5k a presentation was made to the legendary John Treacy when West Waterford Athletic Club presented John with honorary life membership which was a fitting tribute in recognition of his world class achievements.

James Veale spoke to the crowd present of John’s World Cross Country wins in 1978 and 1979 and his Olympic silver medal win in the marathon in Los Angeles in 1984.

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