"The First Annual Mission Bay Triathlon, a race consisting of segments of running, bicycle riding, and swimming, will start at the causeway to Fiesta Island at 5:45 P.M. September 25. The event will consist of 6 miles of running (longest continuous stretch, 2.8 miles), 5 miles of bicycle riding (all at once), and 500 yards of swimming (longest continuous stretch, 250 yards). Approximately 2 miles of running will be barefoot on grass and sand. Each paricipant must bring his own bicycle."
So read the ad for the first ever triathlon organisrr by the San Diego Track club in Mission Bay in 1971. Mission Bay The bay is part of Mission Bay Park, the largest man-made aquatic park in the USA.
A little community park on Thong Lo. There a cafe with cheap coffee and a charity shop where you can donate/buy books and clothes and a winding pathway through greenery with some basic play equipment for kids. Gets muddy after rain!
Ok it is in Devon, not Cornwall but we visited on our way back. This is where Sir Francis Drake was told of the approaching Spanish Armada in 1588. He was engaged in a game of bowls but refused to be hurried, saying there was time to finish the game and beat the Spaniards too.” Big green sward, Smeetons Tower, Barbican and harbour area which has lots of promising eateries.
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