Usually out running in the Yorkshire hills when not perched on a beanbag writing ✍️
Author of non-fiction books:
Running For Our Lives 📖 (2022)
Running For My Life 📖 (2018)
A Midlife Cyclist 📖 (2020)
Represented by literary agent Jo Bell of Bell Lomax Moreton
> Running and Mental health
> Empowering women
> Sharing stories
> Honest conversations around prevalent issues including body image, mental health awareness, and promoting physical and mental wellbeing.
In January 2020 I was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Hull for significant personal achievement and contribution to the discussion around mental health.
I believe we all have "mental health issues" of some kind or another. It's time to talk openly and honestly about those.
I want to be a part of that discussion.
A book sharing stories of ordinary people overcoming extraordinary adversity who have been helped by running.
I audio narrated my 3rd book. Here's a short extract.
My first non-fiction book documenting my journey with mental health issues and how discovering a love of running helped me to transform my life
My second non-fiction book, documenting how my mental health suffered as a result of the loss of running and how I dealt with the sudden onset of raging body dysmorphia by learning how to ride a bike.
Literary Agent and Publishing House biographies
Sheffield-based adventure publisher Vertebrate has signed Rachel Ann Cullen's Running For Our Lives, a "powerful" book about how running can help ordinary people to overcome struggles and challenges in their lives. Commissioning editor Kirsty Reade signed world rights from Jo Bell of Bell Lomax Moreton, for publication in April 2022.
Rachel Cullen is a writer, blogger, author and runner. She is also a reformed ex-commercial litigation solicitor. Amongst other things, she has abseiled off Table Mountain, jumped out of a plane at 11,000ft, climbed Mount Fuji, worked on a game reserve in
Rachel Cullen is a writer, blogger, author and runner. She is also a reformed ex-commercial litigation solicitor. Amongst other things, she has abseiled off Table Mountain, jumped out of a plane at 11,000 feet, climbed Mount Fuji, worked on a game reserve in South Africa, qualified as a scuba diver and ridden an ostrich.
Awards and Accolades
Imposter syndrome, and how all the little things make big things happen.
I was an unfit teen - overweight and lacking in self-confidence. Frequently coming last in school cross country events and never picked for team sports, I was under the impression that sport and fitness wasn't for me. I used to binge and comfort eat as a way of hiding my sadness during my mid-late teenage years.
At the heart of Saucony is 'Run For Good'. Every day we think about this in order to challenge ourselves ... Read More Nine days ahead of New York 2018, I received a phone call from Spencer White, Saucony's head of innovation. "We have ... Read More
I hear the car approaching from behind, but I don't take much notice. It will drive past me in a second. There is nothing more to say. But the car doesn't drive past me. It has slowed right down and is crawling beside me at barely 10mph. I notice it is a BMW.
I live in hats. I run in hats; I walk in hats. I hike in hats and bike in hats (well, if you call a "lid" a hat, that is.) I love hats.Why?Because I wear hats when I'm outside. And that's when I feel most alive...
Time check: 8:02 - My daughters is sitting in the kitchen happily tucking into a Pain Au Chocolat. (We're not posh. It's a treat.) YEEAAAHHHH! I'VE DONE IT! THE PLAN WORKED! I give myself a virtual fist-bump at arriving home on schedule, still having time to prepare a lunch box and disguise the fact that I am melting.
Women's Magazine Articles
If the idea of spending your pregnancy lying on the sofa fills you with dread, you're not alone. While many pregnant women take comfort in resting up ahead of baby's arrival - and with some women having to do so for medical reasons, such as pre-eclampsia - others prefer to keep active during pregnancy, including the likes of celebrities such as Kate Hudson and Miranda Kerr.
My review of the Polar Vantage M2
When does our quest for progress, self-improvement and perfection tip over into something damaging? When is enough ever enough...
This is Body Dysmorphia
Body dysmorphia is a mental health condition, in which the person dealing with it worries extensively about a part of their appearance that they think is flawed. This could be their weight, or the shape of their nose, or anything in-between.
A background to my mental health issues and how I turned things around.
Discussing the reality behind living with Body Dysmorphia
Radio and Podcast Interviews
Welcome to the Further. Faster. Podcast, brought to you by Montane. This podcast asks adventurers, ultra-athletes, mountaineers, photographers, and filmmakers the why and how of what they do. Join presenter, Daniel Neilson, in each episode to hear stories from inspiring people and explore their moti...
In other non-ball related news, we speak with Rachel Cullen - author of Running For Our Lives.
Welcome to the Podcast! Each episode I speak to an active and inspiring Mum to talk about life before babies, staying active during pregnancy and how life has changed post baby. These women are really inspiring and I am honoured to share their stories with you. Happy listening.
In this week's episode, Esther meets runner and writer and author of Running For my Life, Rachel Ann Cullen. She speaks openly and honestly about her mental health struggles, and how determined she is to get better for the sake of her daughter. She also talks tech and tells us how her Polar Vantage watch has changed her running game.
In this episode, we had the honor and pleasure to speak with two-time author and mental health advocate, Rachel Ann Cullen. Rachel shares how running helped her navigate bipolar disorder, depression, an abusive relationship, and body dysmorphia.
The last month of 2020! We are starting this month with an incredible guest... In today's episode, we have the lovely Rachel Ann Cullen, she is a runner, a writer, a mother, and the author of "Running For My Life".
Meet the incredible Rachel Ann Cullen. A talented writer, runner, personal trainer, influencer and mother, Rachel has her own unique story with mental health and passionately champions the power of the outdoors for recovery.
We talk gender equality in XC races, Mo pulls out of Doha, there was an American record at the Houston Half, GB win the Edinburgh XC relay, and Tom speaks to runner and author Rachel Cullen, Non-itunes users can subscribe via Libsyn Intro News Interview - Rachel Cullen Close Martin will be messing up the intro Tom will be hanging out with his Dad
Rachel has experienced the reality of mental health issues from a young age- she grew up with a mother who suffered with bipolar disorder and disordered eating...
Talk about motivation, here's how some runners are taking their passion for the sport and marrying it with other initiatives they are equally passionate about. First Rachel Cullen gives us a sneak peak into her upcoming book, Running for My Life. Then, runner and writer Sara Lazaravich talks about what runners and races are doing...
Rachel Ann Cullen, author of Running for my Life, joins Paul and Rob for a beautiful loop in the Peak District. Featuring high-level trails and in-depth chat - listen for Rob trying to make a complicated point on a serious climb, and Paul just getting his head down, as Rachel makes spurious claims about her lack of fitness whilst leaving them both behind.
Running Your Stories welcomes Rachel Ann Cullen. Rachel is the author of "Running for my life" which tells Rachel's story of a lifelong battle with mental health issues. Finding running changed Rachel's life forever. This chat introduces the book, catches up on Rachel's story since and delves into some of the lessor talked about topics in life and how running has helped.
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I run 5 or 10k three or four times a week. I find it really relaxing: I come back physically tired but mentally energised. Running is a great release, a stress reliever, especially during lockdown. It is more than a pastime; it is part of my wellbeing routine - it's vital for mental health.
Rachel Cullen wrote a memoir about how jogging helped to life her out of depression. So what happened when she took it too far?
It was standing at the start of the London marathon in 2015 that Rachel Cullen decided she was going to write a book about her life. "People kept saying to me 'oh but you are lucky, you're a born runner.'
Feature discussing my goal of running the London Marathon 7 months after giving birth to my daughter in September 2010
Rachel Ann Cullen, author of Running for Our Lives, shares how running without technology and having a record of her performance brought the joy of running back.
Enjoy an audiobook sample from A Midlife Cyclist, a tale of two wheels, across the Yorkshire Dales, Vietnam, Costa Rica and beyond, and a rider in search of peace.
I never imagined I would be writing this article, let alone a book about how riding a bike has played any significant part in my life - and my mental health. I was never a cyclist. It just wasn't a thing for me, nor did I particularly want it to be...
Here's why I run. It's why I always will.
"Rachel, could you tell us a bit about yourself?" Yes. I can...
Rachel Cullen came to study Law at the University of Hull, where she did the first two years of her degree, before completing her studies in Leeds. As a student Rachel was diagnosed as bipolar, and even though after graduation she had a relationship, a career, a home, and a "normal" and successful life, something...
Outdoor / Fitness Magazines
Sharing stories of running marathons
Running trails in Font Romeu
Article exploring the mental health benefits of running
Finding the balance between mental and physical health