claire au yeung's running story
Mid to long runner from Mongkok store
In addition to offering an extensive range of sports products, Decathlon prides itself on employing a team of passionate athletes to support you on your sports journey. The 5 members of our running team all work in different positions and have their own unique stories to tell.
Road running is definitely most popular in Hong Kong, but an increasing number of students are developing an interest in track and field. I once met a customer who was a medium-distance runner like me, and I showed him the different products that we offer, such as track spikes and medium and long-distance running shoes. I also talked about my own experiences of using our products, which gave the customer more confidence.
Claire au yeung
21 years old
Sport: 400, 800 m track running
Sport Leader at Decathlon Mong Kok store
Claire is currently studying for a university degree. In her free time, she also works as a Sports Leader at Decathlon’s Mong Kok store and competes in track and field events, mostly the 400 m and 800 m. “I’ve been representing Hong Kong in track and field events for 7 years now. When I was in first grade at secondary school, I changed from triathlon to athletics, and I went to Mainland China to represent Hong Kong at the National Youth Championships, where I was qualified for the final. It was a really memorable experience.” I like the 800 m, because you have to use such a wide range of techniques in the space of just two and half minutes – it’s a real challenge.”
Although she has not participated in any competitions over the past year due to Covid-19, and despite on-and-off venue closures, Claire has persevered with her daily training routine. She goes on frequent road runs to keep fit, and continues to train for the Universiade (World University Games). Her daily routine consists of an early morning training session and university classes followed by an afternoon shift at Decathlon as a Sports Leader.
Decathlon’s flexible working hours allow me to fit everything into my routine.
Credits: Runner's World HK