Draftee Jay Rantall has furthered his reputation as a running machine by winning the 2km time trial as Collingwood's AFL players returned to training at the Holden Centre on Friday.

The others in the top five were Steele Sidebottom, Max Lynch, Will Kelly and Nathan Murphy.

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Time trial specialist Tom Phillips, who was narrowly beaten by Rantall in the pre-Christmas time trial, sat out Friday's race due to a minor niggle.

The eye-catching performance came from Jordan De Goey, although it wasn't his effort in the run that had tongues wagging, rather it was his new hairstyle.

Lynch was delighted to finish third after running a similarly strong race in early December.

"I was nervous last night," he told Track Talk. "I was struggling to sleep a little bit, but now that it's done I feel good.

"Happy with my time, so it was an all-round good result for me."