Sligo medical device companies Arrotek Medical, Ward Automation, and Verus Metrology have come together to provide sponsorship for Irish middle-distance runner, John Travers. John aims to make it onto the Irish Olympic team to compete in the 5,000 metres long-distance track event in Japan in July/August.
John said: “It is absolutely brilliant getting this support. I work full-time so it was hard to put my full focus on running. I’ve now given up work to concentrate on getting to the Olympics and this financial support has completely taken away the stress. I can now get into the qualifying races that I need to, it helps with training and nutrition, it’s fantastic”.
“This is the biggest financial sponsorship I’ve received as an athlete and it’s great that it is coming from three successful Sligo companies.”
Ger O’Carroll & Mark Pugh, Directors at Arrotek, commented: “We are delighted to provide this support to John. He is a gifted athlete, and we are happy that the sponsorship will help him train and prepare for the 5,000 metres.
John Ward, Managing Director at Ward Automation, said: “We are proud to support John in his goal of making it onto the Irish Olympic team. We hope the sponsorship will make his journey a little less challenging and we wish him the best of luck.”
Andrew Hodson, CEO at Verus, stated: “Verus Metrology Partners is delighted to support Olympic hopeful John Travers as he works towards representing Ireland at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. John is a gifted distance runner with several outstanding achievements to date. We look forward to following the talented athlete’s journey as he prepares for the men’s 5000m.”
Everyone on the Arrotek, Verus, and Ward teams wishes John every success in training, the qualifying events, and the Olympic Games.