There is science to suggest that children don’t make the same physical adaptations to running training that adults (or even teenagers) do. This has led some to jump to the conclusion that there is no point in a child starting running at a young age, suggesting that those starting running at 16 will literally ‘catch up’. Is this the case? What is the point of your child running at a young age then?
Firstly, it’s important to note that the physical adaptations are physiological