Patrick Ambrose, Kobe Mutch and Dylan Clarke were among the star performers in Essendon’s first time-trial of the pre-season.
Players completed a 2km course around the grounds of Bomber Headquarters.
Mason Redman, Kyle Langford and David Zaharakis rounded out the top six, with Josh Begley and Martin Gleeson in equal seventh position.
The younger listed players shone, with five of the top seven under 22 years of age.
The boys ran in three groups, split up into forwards, midfielders and defenders.
Josh Begley was fastest for the forwards, Kobe Mutch finished first for the midfielders and defending champion of the 2km time trial, Patrick Ambrose, was the winner for the defenders.
Notable personal best times came from Patrick Ambrose, Dylan Clarke, Travis Colyer, Kyle Langford, Jake Long, Shaun McKernan and Jordan Ridley.