Andrew represents Scotland in triathlon

Forfar triathlon star Andrew Woodroffe.

Forfar triathlon star Andrew Woodroffe.

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A former Forfar Academy pupil is set to represent Great Britain at the 2014 Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships in Canada this summer.

Andrew Woodroffe, 20, has qualified for the GB Age Group Team for the international event to be held in Edmonton, Canada 
in August.

The Plymouth University graduate discovered triathlon in his final university year and has become a convert, securing his place in Team GB after completing only just one year of competitive racing.

Andrew qualified for the British team at the Shropshire Olympic Triathlon, coming fifth in his age group and 11th overall, with the following times: 1500m open water swim 22.11 minutes, 40km Bike Ride 1hr 4 minutes and 10km run 36.52 minutes.

The ex-Forfar Academy lad, who also attended Wellbrae, started at university in 2011 and recently finished his final year after completing his dissertation on the effect of beetroot juice and nitrates on rowers.

He is now based in Edinburgh where he works with Evans Cycles and continues his rigorous training.

The triathlete will have to travel to Canada as part of Team GB, paying for his travel, accommodation and kit etc so he is eager to attract any possible sponsorship to aid his World Championships quest.

Andrew is coached by Graeme Stewart, the Celtman 2013 winner, and writes a blog about his athletic exploits at andrewwoodroffe.blogspot.co.uk where you can catch up on all his up-to-date news.