Lucinda Gooderham

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 9th Jun 1984 (40 years old)
Club: Sport Imperial BC
Height: 184.00
Hometown: Garboldisham

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Lucinda Gooderham is a World Championships medallist who returned to competitive rowing after taking time out to focus on her career.

Lucinda Gooderham after representing her country at U23 level, Lucinda went into teaching full-time before deciding to return to rowing after watching some of her former team-mates compete at the Beijing 2008 Games.



After representing her country at U23 level, Lucinda went into teaching full-time before deciding to focus on rowing

On The Water


World Silver Medallist Women's Four

Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016

Lucinda began the 2015 season in the women’s eight that finished fifth at the European Championships in Poznan. She was then selected in a second women’s pair with Becca Chin for the World Cup in Varese but had to withdraw through injury.

She returned to the squad for the World Championships in Aiguebelette as part of a women’s four with Becca, Karen Bennett and Holly Norton that won an impressive silver medal.

Lucinda made her senior GB Rowing Team debut in 2013 – eight years after her U23 appearance – as part of a women’s quadruple scull that finished tenth at the World Cup in Lucerne. She remained in the boat for the World Championships in Chungju, finishing ninth with Rosamund Bradbury, Tina Stiller and Monica Relph.

She continued in the quad during 2014 alongside Tina, Vicki Meyer-Laker and Beth Rodford, finishing fifth at both the European Championships in Belgrade and World Cup in Aiguebelette. Injury forced Lucinda to miss the Lucerne World Cup but she returned for the World Championships in Amsterdam, where the quad placed ninth overall.

Beth Rodford, Lucinda Gooderham, TIna Stiller and Vicki Meyer-Laker in the women's quad in 2014
Rosamund Bradbury, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Lucinda Gooderham, Donna Etiebet, Jessica Eddie and Louisa Reeve in the women's eight at the 2015 European Championships in Poznan

London 2012 Olympiad: 2009 – 2012

Lucinda first represented the GB Rowing Team at the 2005 World U23 Championships in Amsterdam, finishing fifth in a women’s four that also featured future women’s eight crew-mate Louisa Reeve.

She returned to the sport in 2009 and, during the 2012 season, won Elite single scull titles at the Wallingford, Metropolitan and Henley Women’s Regattas.

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Championships
2015 W4-
2014 9th W4x
2013 9th W4x
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European Rowing Championships
2015 5th W8+
2014 5th W4x
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World Rowing U23 Championships
2005 5th W4-
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GB Rowing Team Senior Trials
2016 7th W1x
2015 5th W2-
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More info...

Club: Leander Club
Boat: Women’s Squad
Role: Rower
Coaches: Nick Strange
Learnt to Row: Durham University
Original Club(s): Durham University Boat Club
Original Coach(es): Ben Green, Emma Hall-Craggs

Beyond the Boat

Lucinda was a full-time English teacher at a secondary school before deciding to focus on rowing. She still does some tutoring and would like to get back into teaching but is also keen to one day start her own business. “I have a couple of ideas that I want to explore.”

She also taught at a school in Uganda during her gap year and loves travelling around East Africa. “It gets under your skin and every time I am planning a trip I get drawn back there. Some close family friends live in Kenya and I have been really lucky to have some amazing holidays over there. I’d really like to climb Kilimanjaro next time.”

Depending on how intense training has been, Lucinda enjoys walking and exploring the countryside, catching up with friends over tea, cooking and reading – or crashing out in front of the TV. “I love a good British TV series, programmes like Luther, An Honourable Woman and Sherlock. I have also just finished watching the first series of Indian Summers, which was great.”

Lucinda listens to old-skool dance on the ergo and Radio 4 at home, and her ideal dinner party guests would be William Shakespeare, Stephen Fry and Emmeline Pankhurst.

Lucinda is Lottery funded through UK Sport.

Personal information

Place of Birth Current Address Home Town
Bury St Edmunds Henley-on-Thames Garboldisham
Place of Birth:
Bury St Edmunds
Current Address:
Home Town:
Date of Birth Height
9th June 1984 184cm
Date of Birth:
9th June 1984
St Felix School, Durham University, Oxford Brookes University
St Felix School, Durham University, Oxford Brookes University