Well they are both over there now, and the big event awaits! James Ellington travelled out to the British holding camp for the World Championships on Sunday, but coach John Powell arrived in Daegu today - after 30 hours of travelling via Dubai and Seoul!
The weather that greeted John in Daegu wasn't great - humid but wet, but that will be the last thing on his mind as he looks to support only his third ever athlete at a World Championships or Olympic Games.
"I'm shattered," he said after arrival at his Daegu hotel, "but I really don't care. There's a job to be done here, and I'm determined James gets the best opportunity to perform, although the team set-up in the GB camp is excellent and will provide him with 99% of his needs,. If I can add the final 1% then it's a worthwhile trip!"
Watch this blog for updates during the build-up to the World Championships, which start later this month.