Eilidh Child declared 2013 was a season beyond her wildest dreams after being named as Scotland's Athlete of the Year, but the 26-year-old believes her best is yet to come,
The hurdles specialist took the honour for the second time at the sport's annual awards, bringing down the curtain on a year in which she won her first major championship medal with a bronze in the 4x400m relay at the World Championships as well as taking individual silver at the European Indoors.
Child claimed the Kukri-sponsored prize from a shortlist that also included double IPC world medallist Libby Clegg and European Under-23 medallist Laura Muir.
"If you'd said to me at the start of the year that I'd get a gold and a silver from the European Indoors, fifth at the world championships in the hurdles and a bronze from the relay, I'd have taken it," said Child. "But as the season went on, my goals started to change.
"In the indoor season, I surprised myself. I knew I had the flat speed, I just had to get my hurdling right. I got that right more times than I got it wrong, but there's still more I can do. Hopefully, next year, I can nail it all the time and build on it."
Clegg had the consolation of being named as Para Athlete of the Year. But the blind sprinter has set herself the goal of lowering her 100 metres mark.
"There's still progress to be made," she said. "It's hard to get personal bests year after year, but I'm desperate to under 12 seconds."
European junior 1500m champion Jake Wightman and discus silver medalist Nick Percy shared the Under-20 Athlete of the Year award. Edinburgh AC hurdles prospect Katie Purves won the Under-18 prize with ultra-specialist Sharon Law accepting the Masters honour.