Takes on Coventry Marathon
Walsall’s own version of Usain Bolt will be taking on his next challenge in aid of a national cancer charity.
Dubbed ‘Usingh Bolt’, Barry Cheema will be taking part in the Coventry Half Marathon in March as he intends to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.
He will be joining forces with Coventry’s star fund-raiser Haroon Mota for the race, alongside other team members from #TeamMesmerEyez.
“I ran with Haroon at a few races last year and admired his dedication to raising money for good causes. So when he mentioned he was putting a team together for the Coventry event again, I was happy to join.
“Teenage Cancer Trust is a fantastic cause and the work they did with Stephen Sutton was amazing. I saw a number of their team during last year’s half marathon and was impressed with their camaraderie and the support they gave me.
“I really enjoyed Coventry’s Half Marathon last year – it’s an amazing course with great support and I always knew I would run it again. The chance to be part of #TeamMesmerEyez is an added bonus.”
Whilst Haroon added, “I first met Barry in October, after crossing paths at a number of half marathon events.
“He has done some amazing fund-raising through running over the years, so we connected naturally over a similar love for these kind of events. Having ‘Usingh Bolt’ is a great addition to the team, and we hope that with his involvement, we can grow our team even bigger than the 27 runners that took to the start line in 2014.“