Preferred Vendors

GSF and Runners Alley have partnered to offer Flash families a 10% discount in all 3 stores. Just mention you are a member of Granite State Flash and the discount should be applied.

GSF and Running Warehouse have teamed up to bring Flash families a 15% savings on all* online orders. Please email jsplatt@comcast.net for discount code.

WARNING: The discount code is to be used solely by Granite State Flash families and is NOT to be shared nor posted on any message board or website. Doing so will ban Flash from participating in this program going forward.



Running Times article on Iron levels for (especially female) Runners

Health Magazine article on various ways to tie your shoes to address various foot issues

Health Magazine article on foot stretches to address various issues

Race Strategies



USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Records (as of 1/08)

NHTI X-C / NEDD Spring Ahead 3 Miles Road Race

14th Annual Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter 5K

15th Annual N.H.State Police D.A.R.E. Classic

Aleanna Clermont was the first girl and placed 3rd overall

with a time 6:27 for the 1 mile race

at 15th Annual N.H. State Police D,A.R.E. Classic. Also running for the Flash was Stephen Moran.

Cassie Mellen placed 1st in the 5k race for the 12 and under, Bridget Tevnan was 3rd in her age group and Derek Moller 7th. Pictures

CIGNA Healthcare Corporate 5k Road Race

Flash Runners run Nationally ranked times at Cigna, Alex Hall, Anthony Merra,John Schroeder, Alex McGrath, Corey Sinotte and Holly Banaian all ran times Under USATF Age-Group guidelines.

Past and present Flash Runners in the Cigna Race include

Flash Cigna Runners

CrismanMemorial 5K Team Results

The Granite State Flash team of Chris Merra Jake Hawkins. Mitchell McLeod, Mike Merra, Cathy Merra,Jack Chapman, Jessica Berger

and Julia Berger placed second at the Crisman Memorial 5K road race on August 6, 2005. Crisman Race Start


USATF Track Results

High School News

Hershey Meet    


Flash Youth Runners Compete in Coca Cola Relay

December 30, 2004 Nashua Telegraph Article



Congratulations to our eight Flash runners (past and present) who were named Thursday November 18, 2004 by the N.H. Cross Country Coaches Association to the N. H. State High School Cross Country All Star Teams:


 Holly Banaian-Memorial;

 Jenna Marchhausen-Memorial; Girls Class L Champion

 Julianne Quinn-West;

 Melissa Guenther-Central;

 Tyler Petropulos-Souhegan Nashua Telegraph Runner of the Year

 Alex Hall-Central;

Anthony Merra-BG; The Nashua Telegraph Allstar Cross Country Team

 John Schroeder-Nashua N;The Nashua Telegraph Allstar Cross Country Team


Congratulations to all of our 34 present and former Granite State Flash Junior Olympic Team members who competed October 30, 2004 in the N.H. High School Class Championships at Derryfield Park in Manchester:  Jenna Marschhausen (Memorial-the new Class L Girls Champion!!!), Holly Banaian (Jenna’s teammate #2 in Class L—as a freshman!), Julianne Quinn-West (3rd in Class L), Melissa Guenther-Central, Kristin Johnson-West, Lauren Ashby-Central , Mary Casinghino-Central, Michelle Allard-Central, Amy Burke BG, Megan Montville-Central, Tyler Petropulos-Souhegan, Emma Ruddock-Souhegan, Anthony Merra-BG, Alex Hall-Central, John Schroeder-Nashua North, Colin Gately-Central, Dante Vitagliano-Central, Ryan McCarty-Nashua North, David Schroeder- Nashua North, Alex Brown-Alvirne, Brian Lamarche-Memorial, Matt Stilling-Pinkerton, Bobby Luscinski-Trinity, Nathan Cartier-Trinity, Dominic Puleo-Alvirne, Dan Dunn-Trinity, Quinton Grandstaff-Pinkerton, Keith Thibault-Alvirne, Russell Johnson-West, Paul Kyracopoulos-Central, Sam Wood-Laconia, Scott McGrath-Con-Val Alex McGrath-Con-Val, Charlie Siggins-St. Bani


Re-published From Cool Running--by Skip Cleaver:

Joanne Dow, Heart of a Masterful Champion
Joanne Dow is an eight-time national race-walking champion, a veteran of 10 major international competitions, and the winner of three very rare race-walking medals for Team USA. Her dedication to both racing and her family are remarkable, and she has been tremendously successful with both.