flash santoro training systems

We would highly recommend Flash to anyone looking to discover a love of running.  Our son was new to running and after training with Flash for over 2 years, has found a passion for the sport, learned technique and strategy, and sparked his competitive spirit all while having fun.  Flash inspires and truly cares about each athlete.
-Connie Werbelow, Summer and Winter Running Academies 2015-2016

world class athlete

Coach Flash and his Distance Mamas group are the reasons I keep on running. He keeps me focused, through good times and bad; he teaches me correct form so I can be efficient using my energy; and most of all, he keeps it FUN!  I am an old lady runner, in the 70-74 category, and he always encourages me to stay in the present, running with a strong spirit. 

-Carol Jean Kennedy, Distance Mamas Ahwatukee 2016


Coach Flash has won several Masters National Track and Field Championships and has been the top M35 runner in the US at the 2011 Masters World Athletics Championships in the 10k and 3,000 meter steeplechase (Sacramento) as well as the 2015 top M40 finisher in the 5k, 3k steeplechase and 8k cross country race in Lyon, France. He finished the 2015 season with the top time in the USA for men over 40 in the steeplechase.

Coach Flash and the Distance Mamas group continually keep me inspired to be the best athlete that I can be. I didn't think of myself as an athlete, or a "real" runner, until I started under the tutelage of Coach Flash even though I have been running for almost 20 years. He knows my potential and has laid out a training plan to help me reach my goals in a respectful yet challenging manner. I have improved my mile pace by several minutes and corrected my running form to be more efficient. 

-Laura Hertzler, Distance Mamas Ahwatukee 2016