2018 was a golden year for British athletics that sets the stage for a fruitful home showing at the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow.
It was a year in which the country’s top talents embraced competing in front of home crowds at the World Indoor Championships, the inaugural Athletics World Cup presented by Muller and crucial final Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.
The best of British also lit up the continental stage, taking top spot at the medal table at the European Championships in Berlin.
Here’s a whistle-stop look back at some of the standout performances from British athletes in 2018.
Those bidding to top the podium at the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships must master the specific rigours of running indoors – something Britain excelled at in 2018.
Asha Philip smashed a national record with 60m gold at the 2017 European Indoors and was in scintillating form again at the British Indoor Championships in February.
The 28-year-old further fuelled hope she can defend her sprint title in Glasgow with Commonwealth Games 4×100 relay victory on the Gold Coast in April.
The World Indoor Championships saw Britain finish fourth in the medal table with reigning European Indoor 60m hurdles champion Andrew Pozzi securing a fine global gold.
Sheylana Oskan-Clarke, who will go to Glasgow intending to upgrade her silver in Belgrade, bagged World Indoor bronze and a fourth British 800m title indoors.
Season to savour for the Scots
Laura Muir won’t forget 2018 in a hurry and across the board it was a year to remember for Scotland’s stars.
Muir swept the board in Belgrade with double European Indoor gold in 2017 but her first senior outdoor title came at the European Championships.
She claimed 1500m glory in 4:02.32 in Berlin, before backing it up with a sensational run to the Diamond League title in Brussels with a time of 3:58.49.
The Scot offered further evidence of her indoor pedigree with world silver over 1500m.
Another Scottish 1500m star in Jake Wightman continued his progress with medals at the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships, added to a national title.
400m ace Eilidh Doyle picked up podium finishes at the World Indoor Championships and then silver on the Gold Coast, with Eilish McColgan taking home 5000m silver from Berlin.
If 2018 is anything to go by, the Emirates Arena crowd will be able to toast a whole host of Scottish success in March 2019.
Dina stars in Berlin
Dina Asher-Smith stunned with triple gold at the European Championship, becoming the first British athlete to achieve the feat at the event.
The sprinter, who started with silver at the 2015 European Indoor Championships in Prague, was nominated for BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year and took home the BT Sport Action Woman of the Year award.
Meanwhile, Shara Proctor will have a point to prove in Glasgow as she bids for a maiden indoor long jump title.
Proctor enjoyed a solid 2018, medalling at the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships and will hope to better fourth-placed finish at Gothenburg 2013.
Commonwealth 200m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo will be another looking to improve on her previous indoor efforts, having bagged bronze at the 2014 World Indoor Championships.