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Docherty Tour Goes Gangbusters

Docherty Tour Goes Gangbusters

Bevan Docherty
amongst his fans at Arrowtown School on
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Docherty amongst his fans at Arrowtown School on Tuesday

24th October 2008

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Bevan Docherty has shaken enough hands and met so many new people this week he feels like he is running in the upcoming parliamentary election – and he is loving every minute of it!

The Beijing Olympic Games bronze medalist has been touring the South Island sharing his Olympic experience and showing off both the bronze and the silver medal earned in Athens.

In all once the tour concludes in Nelson on Monday, Docherty will have visited 20 schools, numerous triathlon clubs and attended a dozen or so public functions and gatherings.

“This week has just been a blast, a great chance to spend some time with people who in their own way are right behind me and supporting me and other New Zealand athletes when we represent our country. Any chance I can get to repay that support and faith is well worth it.”

Docherty winds up his tour and presentations with a visit to Christchurch today, dropping in to Christchurch Boys High in the afternoon before an evening function jointly hosted by the school and the Canterbury Tri Club.

The weekend sees Docherty head to Nelson to wind up the tour with a couple of appearances over Labour Weekend.

Media are welcome to attend, as are members of the public.

Friday Oct 24th, 2pm / Christchurch Boys High School / 2pm Christchurch Boys High School - Meet Chris at main office - ph 027 432 663 - Straven Rd - 1 hour presentation
Friday Oct 24th, 7pm / Canterbury Triathlon Club and CBHS function, CBHS gymnasium / An evening with Bevan Docherty, open to public, free entry. Presentation, Q&A
Sunday 26th Oct, morning / Rabbit Island,Nelson / Duathlon, public appearance
Monday 27th Oct, 5.30pm / Nelson Triathlon Club, TBC / TBC


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