News

'Keep walking you fat f***king cow': Mum abused on run

Charlton Esplanade bike path - Urangan.
Charlton Esplanade bike path - Urangan. Valerie Horton

HERVEY Bay's Kylie Salmon was left in tears when she returned home from her nightly walk along Charlton Esplanade.

It was on Sunday evening when the mother-of-two had a car filled with young men pull up beside her and began hurling horrific obscenities and insults.

"They slowed down enough to almost stop next to me to say those things," Kylie told the Chronicle.

"They said, 'keep walking you fat f***king cow' and 'oh, whale season has come early this year'.

"They were just laughing and drove away."

 

Charlton Esplanade bike path - Urangan.
Charlton Esplanade bike path - Urangan. Valerie Horton

The 37-year-old stood there on the esplanade track, shocked and fighting back tears.

"I looked around and thought, 'is that directed towards me?', it was malicious, it was bullying," she said.

"I thought it was pretty horrific.

"It was almost dark, around 7.30pm, it was definitely scary.

"I just stopped and had to collect myself, and I did almost cry. But I finished my walk and cried to my partner when I got home."

Despite the drive-by insults aimed at her, Kylie is showing true determination by sticking with her lifestyle change.

FRASER COAST TOP STORIES

Three children injured in late-night two-vehicle crash

Meet the committee to tackle our unemployment problem

Dog found 'boiled alive' in backyard

Boy drowns, two critical in horror Tin Can Bay incident

"I'll walk again tomorrow," she said defiantly.

"These people need to stop and think about what they're doing."

In the last month the mother of two young children has been able to lose 6kg by eating healthy and walking 10km every evening.

The catalyst for Kylie to begin nightly exercise and to change her diet has been to be a better mum.

"My partner and I have two kids, we are trying to be healthy and happy to be the best we can for our kids," she said.

"It has been a big lifestyle change - I've been eating very healthy."

"Nothing goes in my mouth that shouldn't."

Charlton Esplanade bike path - Urangan.
Charlton Esplanade bike path - Urangan. Valerie Horton

Kylie has a message for anyone else who is trying to improve their lives and who may have encountered a similar situation.

"To the people who are doing the same as me, keep going," she insisted.

"Just ignore it and keep going."

Topics:  editors picks fitness lifestyle



Science Festival seriously awesome

CALLING everyone who wants to see, hear and be a part of something totally cool: this is where you need to be this March.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Is Brisbane the new arts and culture capital?

Check out GOMA's latest exhibition - it's all about hair! GOMA 10 Ambassador Patience Hodgson visits Nervescape V 2016 by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter), commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

THE rest of the world should be envious of this line-up!

'Appalling': Driver 'sped' towards police during hwy chase

Allen Michael Franklin.

A MAN on parole led police on a 2km chase

New proposal to build more Gladstone homes revealed

Photos of Telina, Gladstone. December 01, 2016.

A second proposal to build new houses in Telina has been made.

Fast Track judges blown away by talent in Gladstone

PROUD PERFORMER: Dancer Yasmine McGuiness couldn't wipe the smile off her face after winning the Fast Track Talent Quest.

DANCER Yasmine McGuiness stole the show in tonight's final

Local Partners

'Bad reputation': Fishos slam Vietnamese cucumber poachers

INVESTIGATORS have swept through two Vietnamese boats anchored off Gladstone's shore, believed to be involved in illegal fishing.


How Stay at Home Mum blogger Jody Allen struck it big

Jody Allen and Walt Collins will co-host the Seven Network's Stay at Home Mum television series from April.

Jody Allen's star continues to rise at incredible speed

Comedy with extra cheese

Paul Fenech is taking his TV series Fat Pizza on the road for a series of live shows.

Fat Pizza and Housos are coming to town

One of the top five car collections in the world

A 1950 Alvis TB14 Roadster is a highlight in the museum.

Gosford home to largest, privately-owned classic car collection.

Tensions high at pointy end of MKR's round two

WHEN an ex-vegan pacifist says "I think people that score strategically need a kick in the shins”, the MKR gloves are off.

Jungle Jay sent packing from I'm a Celebrity

I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Here! contestant Jay Laga'aia with Keira.

BIG friendly giant Jay Laga'aia has been eliminated from I'm A Celeb

Carson Kressley brings 'camp' to I'm a Celebrity jungle

"I am not all Park Avenue and daffodils” ... Carson Kressley.

Meet the "campest” campmate to star on I'm a Celebrity.

Fast Track judges blown away by talent in Gladstone

PROUD PERFORMER: Dancer Yasmine McGuiness couldn't wipe the smile off her face after winning the Fast Track Talent Quest.

DANCER Yasmine McGuiness stole the show in tonight's final

Stage is set for a good time at 2017's Harbour Festival

Remi Sayre performing at a past Gladstone Harbour Festival Talent Quest.

AN IMPRESSIVE lineup of entertainment is already coming together

Star Wars: The Last Jedi mystery already solved

FILE- This undated file photo provided by Disney shows Daisey Ridley as Rey, left, and John Boyega as Finn, in a scene from the film, \"Star Wars: The Force Awakens.\" Hasbro said it is changing its Star Wars Monopoly set after an 8-year-old girl became upset that Rey, the movie's female heroine, was not included as a figure along with Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. (Disney/Lucasfilm via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

A key mystery surrounding the title of episode eight has been solved

Kids' game "full of f**king paedophiles" according to dad

A mortified dad has expressed serious concerns over an online game

New proposal to build more Gladstone homes revealed

Photos of Telina, Gladstone. December 01, 2016.

A second proposal to build new houses in Telina has been made.

42 home owners that haven't paid their rates revealed

PAY UP: Council has threatened to sell homes belonging to 42 property owners. Stock image.

ADDRESSES and amount owing of Gladstone property owners revealed.

BREAKING: Gladstone's vacancy rate tumbles

TURNAROUND: Gladstone's vacancy rates have kept within single digits for six months.

TENANTS are cleaning up Gladstone's high-end homes on the cheap.

REVEALED: Two businesses to open in empty CBD store

The former Dick Smith store in Gladstone Central is undergoing renovations for the new tenants.

GLADSTONE CBD store refitted to welcome two businesses.

What $11.9m can get you on Coast's most exclusive street

29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566

This is what a cool $11.9m can get you

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!