Hundreds of athletes will turn out for events staged around the NE region catering for track and field, road runners and multi-terrain athletes.
While the sport of athletics is certainly flourishing, this brings added problems for the number of officials needed to man these events.
One local official said: “This is a growing problem as athletics continues to grow with many more events on the fixture list.
“They all need officials, but we are definitely being stretched to the limit.”
If your interest is track and field, road running or cross country, there could be a place for you and the sport would be grateful for your interest, if so please contact Chris Betts on 0191 410 3104.