Haines to sign book on mountain ‘trundle’

| 14/10/2020 | 4 Comments
Cayman News Service
(L-R) Mike Burcombe, Derek Haines, Governor Martyn Roper and Susie Bodden from the Special Needs Foundation at a cheque handover

(CNS): Locally renowned trekker and marathon runner, Derek Haines, who goes through sneakers like Sasquatch goes through socks, will be making a guest appearance on Friday to sign his book about last year’s adventure. Haines raised $750,000 for the Special Needs Foundation when he and Mike Burcombe took on the Coast2Cost challenge, walking 600 miles along the French Pyrenees — but there is more to come.

Haines’ book, Coast to Coast, a trundle along the Pyrenees, launches on Friday, with 10% of the proceeds also going to the charity. This ‘trundle’ along the Pyrenees covered over 600 miles of harsh countryside and involved ascent and descent of 157,000 feet — or five and a half times the distance of climbing Everest from sea to the peak. It took the pair a total of 53 days to complete the journey.

The book, which describes the inspirational venture, will formally be released at Books and Books in Camana Bay at 5:30pm on Friday, 23 October.

At a Rotary Lunch earlier this month, Governor Martyn Roper handed over another cheque, this one for CI$27,500, to Susie Bodden from the Special Needs Foundation on behalf of Haines and Burcombe.

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  1. Derek is humanity personified says:

    A “real” Cayman hero if there ever was! All our other so called hero’s pail in comparison. Can our civil service ever hope to attain this kind of productivity.

    • Hancock says:

      I note all the thumbs down. That is astonishing.
      On reflection I do wonder if all thumbs down can be attributable to all the guys he helped put in the slammer.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Now that deserves an award

  3. HJacques says:

    Well done Derek. You are an inspiration to all.

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