Pastry chef rises to challenge for mum

Charley Haines, 29, who's running the equivalent of two marathons in a single day on August 13 along

Charley Haines, 29, who's running the equivalent of two marathons in a single day on August 13 along the Norfolk coast from Hunstanton to Mundesley. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Walking 53 miles in one a day would be a daunting prospect for most of us, but Charley Haines has no shortage of inspiration to rise to the challenge.

Charley Haines, 29, who's running the equivalent of two marathons in a single day on August 13 along

Charley Haines, 29, who's running the equivalent of two marathons in a single day on August 13 along the Norfolk coast from Hunstanton to Mundesley. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Miss Haines, 29, is preparing to follow the Norfolk Coast Path from Hunstanton to Mundesley in memory of her late mum, Vivien.

Setting out a daybreak on August 13 she is hoping to finish the walk in under 14 hours.

Now a head pastry chef at Byfords café in Holt, Miss Haines was just 18 when her mum died from cancer. In recent years she has raised around £3,000 for cancer charities, taking part in a series of marathons.

Just three weeks after completing the walk Miss Haines is set to tackle the Lee Valley Park Race for Life Marathon in London.


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The walk is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support who cared for Vivien in her final days.

Miss Haines said: 'I remember being out in the countryside walking with mum. It was the kind of thing we would do together, she was always very active. So it will really lovely to walk along the north Norfolk coast in her memory.

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'I want to raise money for Macmillan because they were really good to mum.

'They were very involved in her care and a great help to us at the time.'

She added: 'I started bodybuilding when training for my first marathon and now would like to do it competitively.

'I was not into fitness at all before, but wanted to do something in memory of mum and now really enjoy it.'

Currently training hard for both challenges Miss Haines is regularly running and waking the streets of Holt before starting her 6am shift.

She will be joined by a support driver along the walk and will be accompanied by a friend for part of the way.

Anyone wishing to sponsor her should visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Somewhereunderthesun2016

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