Scott Magee (creator of the Twisted Branch Trail Run):
“In the world of trail running there are 5k’s, 10k’s, and then there is the Twisted Branch Trail Run 100k. This brand new ultra-marathon trail race begins in South Bristol, NY and winds its way along the Finger Lakes Trails to the finish line in Hammondsport, NY. A distance just shy of 64 miles. On August 29th this year, runners will only have 18 hours to complete the course.
The event was conceived out of my own personal adventures along the Bristol Hills Branch Trail. I knew the ultra-running community needed to experience this amazing trail. Boasting over 10,000 feet of elevation, and very technical trails, the Twisted Branch offers what any ultra-runner is looking for: a true adventure that tests the limits of their abilities.
With my love of running trails and running ultras comes hard work and preparation. While it gives me so much inspiration and peace in my life, running also requires me to be constantly aware of my body. Although I have never been seriously injured during my years of running, I have been limited by how my body is feeling. Over the years I have learned that it takes time to listen to your body and it’s probably the most important to aspect in preparing to run long distances. Am I staying flexible? Am I taking enough time to recover? What are my weaknesses?
BodyWork Kneaded has been an integral part of my running life. Not only are they experienced in a multitude of techniques like ART, Myofascial Release and DermoNueroModulation, but they also treat my individual needs. They listen to what I have done, what I want to do, and where I’d like to be in my running life. With each visit I would learn about areas that need my attention. We’d talk about why that has become an issue, and what approach I could take to remedy it. This is part of the awareness that runners should have. When I am training for a race, I make sure that I am including them in my plans.
I am proud to have BodyWork Kneaded as part of the Twisted Branch Trail Run family.”
We are very proud to be a sponsor of the Twisted Branch Trail Run and we look forward to seeing you all on August 29th!!!