After claiming a silver medal at Glasgow 2014, pole vaulter Luke Cutts says he is excited about what he can achieve this season.
The 26-year-old suffered a mid-season neck injury in 2014 that hampered his preparations for the Commonwealth Games but he still jumped 5.55m to take second behind Steve Lewis.
This year, however, Cutts is fit and ready and kicked the season off with another silver medal on his return to Glasgow at the Sainsbury’s Indoor International Matchon Saturday.
Cutts jumped 5.40m to take second place behind France’s Jerome Clavier and believes it is a sign of things to come.
“I got that silver in the Commonwealth Games with a neck problem so I did well injured,” he said.
“I was happy with last season, I jumped the British record and got a Commonwealth silver medal, so all in all that was great.
“To start the season like this is good and I think there is a lot more to come from me.
“It was brilliant to be in Glasgow last time and win a medal and I didn't realise how close the arena is to where we stayed.
“I walked out earlier and thought 'I'm sure I know this place!' There's a little pub down the road we went to after the Games and it all brought back some nice memories.
“It's been amazing to come back and get another taste of the atmosphere and win another medal.”
With the European Indoor Championships in Prague coming up in March and the Athletics World Championships in Beijing later this year, there is plenty for the Sheffield manto aim for.
But for now he says he is happy to have had the chance to compete in front of a British crowd and relive the atmosphere of Glasgow – even if his achievements still haven’t fully sunk in.
“It's always nice to be in front of a British crowd, the support is always amazing and they get behind you,” he added.
“I don't think winning a Commonwealth medal sunk in until a few weeks later.
“I got back and there were banners all over the street and people round at my house congratulating me.
“I couldn't believe what had happened and I was surprised how big a deal it was. It didn't sink in for me until I got home and the papers were coming around.”