People often ask why Oakley Steel is based in Malaysia. One of the reasons is that Denis is a keen runner. He has done a lot of marathons and triathlons, but one thing that makes Malaysia different is hashing, or trail running. Many people around the world do this with the Hash House Harriers, an international group of non-competitive running social clubs.
Basically, you have to follow a paper trail through the jungle with the promise of cold drinks at the end. You run as much as you can, with the mud, the hills, the leeches and rivers all slowing you down. It’s normally over in a couple of hours, but races can also be as long as 12 hours. Malaysia has some of the best hashing in the world – big hills, deep jungles and lots of runs. In fact, Malaysia is where hashing and the Hash House Harriers got started!
Denis does hashing with the KL Hash House Harriers. If you would like to check out what they do, here’s a recent article on what the KL Hash House Harriers have done!