Michael Dalton – Profile
My name is Michael Dalton. I live at Emu Park in Central Queensland.
I am married to Sandy and have two sons Nicholas and Liam.
I currently work for Livingstone Shire Council in the Infrastructure Water and Waste section and prior to that spent many years in the minerals industry.
My sporting career commenced with swimming where I won state and national masters swimming titles in butterfly culminating in 4th placing and 5th placing in the 200m & 100m butterfly events respectively at 1996 World Master Swimming Championships in Sheffield England.
From there I progressed to running marathons and Ironman Triathlon where I completed seven Ironman Triathlons including finishing the Ironman Triathlon in Kona Hawaii in 2001.
In 2009 and 2012 – I completed the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge (a 600 kilometre cycle across the desert in 5 days) to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Our family first met Peter & Claire Reaburn in 1995 and have since forged a deep friendship. Peter assisted me with my preparation for both Sheffield and Hawaii and I am forever grateful. For many years we have trained together for triathlon and cycling. I have learnt a significant amount about sports science and exercise physiology from Peter.
I have seen the challenges that Claire’s Rare Ovarian Cancer has presented to herself and the family.
When Peter first spoke to me the idea of the Ride for Rare Ovarian Cancer Research I volunteered straight away. The opportunity to not only help a very dear friend but to raise funds for this cause resonates with me. I lost my own mother Patricia to breast cancer in 2008 and am acutely aware of the challenges that cancer presents not only for the patient but family and friends as well.
My focus now is to prepare well for the ride – Canberra to Melbourne – 9 days 900 kilometres is not to be underestimated – plus raise as much money as I can for Rare Ovarian Cancer Research.
Mike’s mind and heart is on the right place in supporting this admirable cause. I believe the research will be immensely helpful to those who are currently diagnosed and potentially, help in early detection and intervention for women all over the world.
Thank You to Kevin McConville for your donation of $20.00 to the 2022 Ride for Research for Rare Ovarian Cancer.
Thank you Michael and Team for the enormous amount of work you’ve done for all of our benefit!
Utmost admiration for Michael’s dedication to his friends. His lifelong dedication to sporting challenges being able to support this cause so close to his heart is what makes our friend Michael – Michael.
Riding for a great cause Mate…
Well done Mike
Awesome effort Mike. Thanks for the chance to ride with you guys.
Every little bit helps.
Well done and best of luck on the ride.
In honour of my mum, Cheryl Millroy. Mum was diagnosed with stage 3 low-grade serous ovarian cancer. Low-grade serous ovarian cancer is a rare, slow-growing cancer that is generally resistant to cytotoxic chemotherapy. It accounts for < 10% of ovarian cancer cases. I am donating $1 for every year this world was blessed with such an incredible woman.
Thank you Michael and the team for organising such an amazing event and bringing much needed awareness and funding to rare ovarian cancer research.
I live with hope that one day the survival rates will be in line with those of our pink sisters!
All the very best Mike for a ride for an excellent cause.
Inspiring.. a wonderful example of the richness of community Michael. Stay safe on this next adventure.✨
Good luck Mike, go hard 👍
Thank You to John and Rhodes Watson from the Spectator for supporting me in the 2022 Ride for Research for Rare Ovarian Cancer (ROC Inc).
Thankyou for doing this Mike. All the best and safe journey
Well done Michael
Fantastic cause Mike!!! Well Done!
Great cause Michael, congratulations on your commitment and effort.
Bruce & Estelle
Mike, your support to mum and dad has not gone unnoticed. Thank you and see you at the finish line!!!!! You deserve to hit this $10,000!
Love your work Mike, have a great ride
What a fantastic ride for a wonderful cause.
Just for interest Michael, my grandmothers, sisters husband was riding pals and great friends with Hubert Opperman right up until he passed in the 1990’s.
If you can emulate him ill be doubly impressed lol
You are an inspiration Michael! Best of luck for the ride.
Best of luck with the ride
Good luck Michael great cause.
Have the best ride and enjoy your time together.. working super hard for an awesome cause !!
All the best Michael to you and the other riders. Congratulations on your mammoth effort.
Happy to support this great cause. All the best for the ride Mike!!! Cheers, Josh Fox
All the best Mike!
I’m sure you’ll nail it!
good on you
Our family has also been affected by Ovarian Cancer. Happy to support your efforts
Many Thanks to everyone at Livingstone Shire Council who have supported me in the 2022 Ride for Research for Rare Ovarian Cancer. The response was overwhelming at the fundraising morning tea at Lagoon Place on Tuesday 5/4/2022. A total of $684.85 was raised for vital research into Rare Ovarian Cancer.
Hi Michael, I work with your son Nick and he was telling me about your riding. An amazing effort and well done, ride safely, Tony
Great work. Good luck!
Mike all for a good cause.
A great cause and a great effort
This is a great cause, Ovarian Cancer is known as The Silent Killer and there needs to be information made available and to create awareness by such events is great for all females, young or old. Much needed funds for research is needed to keep progress happening.
Michael is supporting a dear friend, and his passion to make a difference is great to see.
Good luck Mike and ride safe. Look forward to hearing about when you return.
Amazing effort Michael. All the best for the ride and I know you will enjoy the experience.
Have a safe journey!
Full marks to You and the Team. Stay safe all, go well.
Great cause, thank you for raising the issues. Travel safe
Good luck Michael and team, enjoy the ride!
Bring on the research!
Duff Man Says “Oh Yeah” great effort
Good luck Mike
Good luck Michael and all the team. It’s great to be supporting such a fantastic cause. We look forward to following the adventure!
All the best from the Halgan Team.
Good on you Michael!
Well done Mike!!
Awesome effort Mike!
Good on you Mike for your commitment to your friends and promoting awareness about Ovarian Cancer which will hopefully provide positive benefits to many women and their families for years to come. Good luck on the ride!
Great stuff Mike … what a wonderful cause!! Wishing you and your team the best of luck with your big ride!!
Great work Michael, Good luck on your bike ride for a fantastic cause.
Good luck Michael and team. Hope the ride goes well.
While we have come so far in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of all types, there is still so much work and research needed to find a cure for a disease that touches so many families.
Michael, you are an awesome human being and there is no way I would miss out on the opportunity to show my support of what your doing.
Hoping the wind is at your back for the ride!!
So many families are touched by cancer of all forms and while so much progress has been made towards detection and treatment, there is still a lot more to be done to find a cure.
Michael, you are an awesome human being and there is no way I wouldn’t support you fundraising efforts for this great cause.
All the best Michael, your Passion will get you over the line!
Great work Michael and team, for a fantastic cause.
I have a daughter and 2 granddaughters and 1 great granddaughter.
Good on you Mike
Good luck. Very worthy cause and congrats on doing your bit!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for taking part in this ride!
What a wonderful cause Mike, best of luck for the big ride, I’m sure all your training will pay off and you will blitz it 👍
What a wonderful thing you are doing for your friends Mike! True friendship. You will absolutely smash this – preparation is the key and you have done the hard yards. Good luck to you and your team.
A great cause and enjoy the ride.
Best of luck with your ride Michael, enjoy it. Such a wonderful way of raising awareness.
Wonderful commitment for a very important cause. Good Luck on the ride!! Ronwyn
Great effort Mike in raising awareness and funding for research. Have a safe ride and enjoy the journey.
I’m sure all the training will pay off. Look forward to following your cycle.
Such a worthwhile cause, good luck on the ride and look forward to hearing about your journey 🙂
Wishing you a safe journey. All the very best, Michelle
Good luck Mike, great cause. All the best Simon and Sandy
Fantastic cause, good luck Michael!
Mike is a good friend and this is a great fund raiser
Love what your doing! Great work supporting such a worthwhile cause and good luck on the ride! Angus & Kirby
Go work look forward to sponsoring your jersey with Halgan Environmental.
Good luck Michael! From all the team at Marshall White
Hey guys, great work you all are doing here for a good course and Michael, especially to you who has been so passionate about this since you told me last year. Good luck and I will follow your journey.
Good on you Mike. It’s a special thing that you are able to support your mates in this way
Proud of you for supporting such a worthy cause.